- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

EPOUFETTE, Mich. (AP) - Relatives and friends of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan are expected to attend the dedication of a Michigan bridge renamed after him.

State Transportation officials say the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge.

The bridge is in the Upper Peninsula’s Mackinac County. It is between Epoufette and Brevort, about 26 miles northwest of Saint Ignace.

Military honor guard units and representatives from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard also will attend the dedication.

Robinson was among 30 American military personnel and eight members of the Afghan military killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down in 2011 by insurgents in Wardak Province.

The 34-year-old Robinson was from Petoskey in northern Michigan.


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