YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Hunterbrook Bridge on Route 129 has been named in memory of Yorktown resident Army Specialist David R. Fahey Jr., who was killed five years ago in Afghanistan, according to The Examiner News.
Family, friends, veterans and public officials recently gathered for the official naming of the bridge to honor the young solider who enlisted in the Army in 2007 to receive training for his planned career of being a police officer. Instead, he was killed when a bomb exploded underneath the tank he was driving, said The Examiner News.
Described as a person with a quick wit and always smiling, Fahey loved cars and sports. Fahey received numerous medals, and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, the Combat Action Badge, and the Purple Heart, added The Examiner News.
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