Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ky. bridge to be named for fallen 101st soldier

A bridge in northeastern Kentucky will be named in honor of a fallen soldier. Spc. Jeremy R. Gullett was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault based at Fort Campbell.

Gov. Steve Beshear recently signed a joint resolution from the General Assembly to designate a bridge that carries Kentucky Highway 2 traffic across the Little Sandy River as the Spc. Jeremy R. Gullett Memorial Bridge. Gullett was killed in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations on May 7, 2008.

Signs indicate the memorial will be put up June 4, which would have been Gullett’s 24th birthday. “The Commonwealth of Kentucky has the highest respect for Specialist Jeremy R. Gullett and is deeply grateful for the sacrifice he made for the freedom of all Americans and to ensure the freedom of the Afghan people,” the resolution read.

Read the whole story by The Associated Press