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W. Pa. bridge named for Medal of Honor winner

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ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania bridge has been renamed for a soldier who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor earlier this year for his actions in defending against an ambush by North Vietnamese troops on May 10, 1970.

The former Ewing Park Bridge was renamed on Veteran's Day at a ceremony attended by Rose Mary Sabo-Brown, the widow of the soldier being honored, Spc. Leslie H. Sabo Jr.

The 22-year-old Army rifleman was killed charging an enemy bunker, killing several enemy soldiers.

Sabo was wounded but managed to throw an enemy grenade away from another wounded comrade, then continued toward the bunker, and threw a grenade into it. He was killed in the blast, which also silenced enemy fire.

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