Lawrence bridge to be named after soldierAP , Associated Press
Sep. 30, 2013 8:42 AM ET
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Lawrence is naming a new bridge in the city after a local soldier killed in Iraq.
The bridge recently built on Canal Street will be named for Army Sgt. Alex Jimenez.
Jimenez went missing in action on May 12, 2007, when he and two comrades were captured in an ambush.
His remains were recovered July 8, 2008. Jimenez was 25.
The City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 19 to name the bridge for Jimenez. Council President Frank Moran tells The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/18FaPdr ) he brought the idea to the council after he was approached by several veterans.
Jimenez's father, Andy Jimenez, said the honor for his son brought him to tears.
A November ceremony is planned.
Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com