The visitors’ center at southern Indiana’s Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center has been named in honor of a Marine who was killed in action in Afghanistan.

A ceremony was held Friday to dedicate the building for Lance Cpl. Alec Terwiske. The Jasper resident was 21 years old when he died during a 2012 bombing.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young and then-Sen. Joe Donnelly requested the honor for Terwiske last year. Young took part in the dedication ceremony, saying that adding Terwiske’s name to the building extends the memory of his patriotism and virtue.

The military base southwest of Bloomington covers about 100 square miles. Crane has some 3,500 employees who work in areas such as weapons testing, munitions training and electronic warfare development.