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Army Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Lightner Jr.

Died October 27, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

28, of Hollidaysburg, Pa.; assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Washington, Pa.; killed Oct. 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

Bridge named for soldier killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — A central Pennsylvania bridge has named after the hometown soldier who was killed in Iraq six years ago.

The bridge over the Juniata River in Hollidaysburg was officially dedicated Tuesday to the memory of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel J. Lightner Jr.

The Altoona Mirror reports the bridge is the second site to be named in Lightner's honor. Military officials already dedicated the Lightner Missile Complex at Letterkenny Army Depot, Franklin County.

Lightner was a Pennsylvania State Trooper killed by an improvised explosive device on Oct. 27, 2005 while serving with the Pennsylvania National Guard in Iraq's Ramadi province.

The Mirror report says the bridge is near Lightner's childhood home.

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