- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BROCKWAY, Pa. (AP) - A bridge in a northwestern Pennsylvania borough has been named for the only person born there to die in the Korean War.

The (DuBois) Courier-Express (https://bit.ly/1EA6Ug8 ) reports the Route 28 bridge over Toby Creek in Brockway was dedicated Monday.

It’s now known as the Ens. USN Connie Rita Esposito Memorial Bridge.

Esposito was a Navy nurse when she was killed on Sept. 19, 1950 along with 10 other nurses and 15 others onboard when their plane crashed after refueling at a small Pacific Ocean island on its way to Japan.

Esposito graduated from Brockway High School in 1941 and the Indiana Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She joined the Navy in 1948.

Brockway is about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.


Information from: The Courier-Express, https://www.thecourierexpress.com

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