Fallen Macon solider honored with 'Heroes Way' dedication

Heroes Way named after Michael Blaise of Macon 10 years after giving his life to this country.

Family and friends gathered this weekend to honor their fallen loved one.

Exactly ten years ago this past week, Michael Blaise of Macon was killed while serving our country in Iraq. According to KTVO reporter Vanessa Alonso, he was only 29-years-old and left behind a wife and a loving family.

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Alonso attended the Saturday ceremony held in honor of Blaise at the Colonel Blees Armory in Macon.

"He was a very kind and giving man. He always liked to have fun. Some of his most proud moments was that he could do something to help somebody else. He was like that from the time he was a little boy. He just always enjoyed it," Michael's dad Terry Blaise told Alonso.

At the ceremony, his family revealed a sign that will be on the interchange of U.S. 63 at Macon. It will be dedicated as "Heroes Way" in Michael's name for the sacrifice he made to his country.

The Blaise family thanks the community for all of the support.

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