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An Oregon Medal of Honor highway sign will be dedicated to celebrate Maj. Edward C. Allworth, a 1916 OSU alumnus who made significant contributions in World War I.

The ceremony will be held on the steps of Oregon State University’s Memorial Union from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in Corvallis. There will be a presentation of the colors, short program and unveiling of the highway sign, followed by light refreshments.

The highway sign and celebration are sponsored by the OSU Alumni Association. The sign will later be installed on U.S. Highway 20 near Reser Stadium in Corvallis. It is the 12th and final sign installation in the Oregon Medal of Honor Highway program.

OSU President Ed Ray will give remarks.

After graduating from then Oregon Agricultural College, Allworth enlisted in the army. For his leadership at Clery-le-Petit, France, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1919. Allworth returned to the college, serving as faculty and secretary of the Alumni Association as well as manager of the Memorial Union.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated but not required. Visit osualumn.com/medalofhonor for details.

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