FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) - A highway in northern Kentucky now bears the name of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.
Army PFC Brandon T. Pickering sacrificed his life for his country on April 10, 2011. Enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire and a rocket-propelled grenade and Pickering died of wounds suffered in the attack.
Now, The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/T16VEy) reports that a mile-long section of the road in Fort Thomas where he grew up will be called the Private First Class Brandon T. Pickering Memorial Highway.
State Sen. Katie Stine sponsored the resolution to rename the road. She said during a recent ceremony to rename the road that it is important to have a reminder of how much some sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy.
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