TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has granted Miller County permission to designate a bridge in honor of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
Officials hope to designate the North State Line Avenue bridge across Interstate 30 as the Kyle Brandon Stout/Zainah Creamer Memorial Bridge. A sign has already been placed on the Texas side of the bridge.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that the bridge straddling the state line will honor one fallen soldier from Arkansas and one from Texas.
Creamer graduated from Arkansas High School in Texarkana and was killed in January 2011 in Afghanistan, where she worked as a dog handler with the 212th Military Police Detachment. She was 28.
Stout was a native of Wake Village, Texas, and died in July 2010 while serving near Kandahar.
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