By: KDKA-TV News Staff
BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) — A special ceremony was held in Fayette County to honor a veteran killed in the line of duty.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Police Chief's Resignation Announced After Officer Arrested In Connection With Capitol Riot
Army Corporal Denny Ray Easter was 20 years old when he was killed in Vietnam. On Wednesday, his hometown of Brownsville paid tribute to his sacrifices. During a dedication ceremony, leaders renamed an interchange to recognize Corporal Easter.READ MORE: It Happened Again! Watch As Pittsburgh Bald Eagle Knocked From Perch By Great Horned Owl
He joined the Army during the Vietnam War and later earned the rank of corporal. He died in the line of duty in South Vietnam.
“This interchange isn’t nearly enough to thank Denny for his service or his sacrifices. Every little thing we can do to honor them will forever keep their memory alive,” said Rep. Pam Snyder.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Groups Representing State Troopers, Corrections Officers Renew Calls For Vaccine Prioritization
The interchange is now known as the Corporal Denny Ray Easter Memorial Interchange.