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Students working to rename bridge after war hero

KOB.com Web Staff
June 17, 2017 07:30 PM

LOS LUNAS, N.M. – Some local high school students are fighting to rename a bridge in honor of a war hero.

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According to the Valencia County News Bulletin, students at Valencia High School want to rename the Rio Grande Bridge on Main Street after Daniel Fernandez.

Fernandez threw himself on a grenade in the Vietnam War, saving his comrades in the process.

The Los Lunas Village Council unanimously approved the renaming last week. Now the initiative heads to the New Mexico Department of Transportation for approval. 

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