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Moore bridge renamed for fallen hero

Moore bridge renamed for fallen hero

By Jamie Berry, Transcript Staff Writer
Nov 17, 2019

A prominent bridge in Moore was renamed after a service member who gave his life for his country.

Last week, workers placed signs on the Fourth Street bridge over Interstate 35 identifying the roadway as the 1st Lt. Damon Leehan Memorial Bridge.

Leehan, 30, died from wounds sustained in an insurgent attack on his unit Aug. 14, 2011, during his second Operation Enduring Freedom deployment in Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oklahoma National Guard out of Stillwater, according to his obituary on the Military Times website. His first 13-month tour was in 2003 at age 17, where he served as an Army medic. Leehan returned to Afghanistan as an infantry officer in 2011 and died two months into his deployment, just 10 days shy of wife Audrey's 30th birthday... FULL ARTICLE

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