State highway stretch named for Pfc. Cordo
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.