A Kentucky soldier who died in the line of duty while serving in Iraq was honored Friday morning.
A memorial highway along the U.S. 25 bypass in Dry Ridge is now named for Sergeant First Class Jason Bishop. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.;
Bishop, of Williamstown, was killed in action on January 1, 2006 . An improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee, during patrol operations in As Siniyah, Iraq.
"So, even though he was thirty years old, he was still my kid. But you know, that was his job," said Franklin Bishop, father of the fallen soldier.
"I'm really happy. But you know when you lose one of your children, you lose everything. And I'm really happy about it and I'm glad that Grant County is honoring him," said Brenda Bishop.
Sergeant First Class Bishop served in the United States Army after graduating high school in 1993 until his death.
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