State high­way stretch named for Pfc. Cordo

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

KINGSTON » A bill to name a por­tion of state Route 32 in Ul­ster County in honor of a fallen sol­dier from Kingston was signed Fri­day by Gov. An­drew Cuomo.

The mea­sure des­ig­nates the por­tion of Route 32, be­gin­ning at the in­ter­sec­tion of U.S. Route 9W and end­ing in the town of Sauger­ties, as the “Pri­vate First Class Dou­glas Cordo Me­mo­rial High­way.”

Cordo, a city res­i­dent and Kingston High School grad­u­ate, joined the U.S. Army in March 2010 and was 20 years old when he was fa­tally wounded by an im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive device that det­o­nated while his unit pa­trolled Zabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 19, 2011.

The re­quest for the bill came from Cordo’s mother, Tracy Kar­son, and mem­bers of Rolling Thun­der, Chap­ter 3 Street Me­mo­rial Pro­gram. The bill was spon­sored by state Assem­bly­man Kevin Cahill, DKingston, and state Sen. Ge­orge Ame­dore, R-Rot­ter­dam.

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