Medal of Honor Recipient & Epsilon (Davidson) Alumnus Rufus Herring Honored

A community group is hoping Herring will soon receive another tribute.

As his home county grows, friends, family and others are seeking to honor the life, career and military accomplishments of a “true American hero” so that a name synonymous with Sampson pride will live through the years.

On Monday, the Sampson Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution supporting naming a portion of N.C. 24 — an approximate 3.5-mile stretch bypassing north of Roseboro — as “LCDR Rufus Geddie Herring Highway.” On behalf of others, Greg Butler requested the board adopt the resolution to honor Herring, a war hero, active citizen and successful businessman born and raised in Roseboro.