Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bridge on Rt. 29 is re-named for PFC. EJ Andino

House OKs Renaming Route 29 Bridge in Honor of Fallen Servicemen

Posted: Feb 2, 2009 12:05 PM

Updated: Feb 16, 2009 03:00 AM

Virginia’s House of Delegates has unanimously approved a bill to rename a bridge on Route 29 in honor of two servicemen killed in Iraq.

The bridge over the Rapidan River between Greene and Madison counties would be called the "Fallen Heroes Memorial Bridge."

The bill honors Corporal Adam Fargo and Private First Class Edwin Andino, who were both killed in Iraq.

“…I think it's a very modest expression of our appreciation for their sacrifice,” said Del. Rob Bell, (R) 58th District. “I think it's an appropriate thing to do."

The measure passed the House on a 98-0 vote. It now heads to the state Senate.

Reported by Adam Rhew

For those who were not aware, my nephew, EJ, was KIA in Sept. 2006 while counterattacking mortar positions in Bagdhad.With the passage of the Bill in the Senate, the authorization to change the name has been approved, and the ceremony was Sunday.

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