- Enemy forces killed Rhinelander's Ryan Adams in Afghanistan five years ago.
Now, the Northwoods community will name a street in his honor.
Adams was a graduate of Rhinelander High School.
He served in the Rhinelander-based 951st Sapper Company of the Wisconsin Army National Guard.
This week, the Oneida County Veterans' Council and the local AmVets post pushed the City Council to honor Adams.
"(They request) the street in front of the National Guard Armory, currently named Military Road, be changed to Adams Way, in honor of Sgt. Ryan Adams, who was killed in Afghanistan in action on October 2, 2009," City Councilman Thomas Gleason said at Monday's meeting.
The Rhinelander City Council voted unanimously to approve the change.
Veterans in the area will host a formal ceremony during a weekend of National Guard drilling at the Armory this year.