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Memorial bridge named in honor of local fallen soldier

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After years of effort, a fallen Mid-Michigan soldier will finally be memorialized with a highway named in his honor. 

Army Sgt. Joe Johnson Army Sgt. Joe Johnson made the ultimate sacrifice in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan. The Carman-Ainsworth graduate was just 24-years-old.

Thursday, Governor Rick Snyder signed a proclamation naming a memorial highway bridge in the Genesee County man’s name. 

Last year, Johnson’s family was working with state lawmakers to name a stretch of M-23 after their son. Even though it had Senate approval, it died in the House on the final day of legislature’s Lame-Duck session.

TV5 will bring you complete coverage of today’s memorial naming. 

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