ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) –– Naming the new Mississippi River Bridge after a politician would be alright says the Assistant Principal at Hancock Place Middle School, but Thomas Dittrich Jr. would rather see it named in honor of women’s veterans.
He admits a personal reason: the death of a former student, Sgt. Amanda Pinson, who was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq five years ago.
“It would honor not only her but all the other woman who have given their lives,” remembering Amanda.
His proposal is to name the new bridge the “Women’s Veterans Memorial Bridge”. Another name being considered in Jefferson City is the “Jerry F. Costello-William ‘Bill’ Clay Sr. Veterans Memorial Bridge”.
“For those who want to name it after some fellow politicians would have their reasons,” Dittrich said. “I just feel strongly about putting our idea out there and for it to be considered.”
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