15 Bridges Named To Honor Fallen TN Guardsmen

Tennessee State Route 840 sign

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials Friday named 15 bridges and overpasses on state Route 840 after National Guardsmen killed in Iraq.

The 78-mile stretch dubbed the Tennessee National Guard Parkway runs in a southern half-circle around Nashville, intersecting Interstate 40 in Lebanon in the east and Dickson in the west.

Governor Bredesen said he's proud the state is doing this, and added that it gives tangible recognition to the guardsmen.

The 15 are:

-- Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey, Nashville.

-- Spc. James Dustin Carroll, McKenzie.

-- Staff Sgt. Mark O. Edwards, Unicoi.

-- Chief Warrant Officer William Timothy Flanigan, Milan.

-- Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn, Lebanon.

-- Sgt. Joseph D. Hunt, Sweetwater.

-- Sgt. 1st Class Stephen C. Kennedy, Oak Ridge.

-- Staff Sgt. Victoir Patric Lieurance, Seymour.

-- Staff Sgt. David L. Loyd, Jackson.

-- Sgt. Gary Lee Reese Jr., Ashland City.

-- Sgt. Roger D. Rowe, Bon Aqua.

-- Sgt. Alfred Barton Siler, Duff.

-- Sgt. Shannon D. Taylor, Smithville.

-- Sgt. Paul W. Thomason III, Talbot.

-- Sgt. Robert Wesley Tucker, Hilham.

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