- Associated Press - Sunday, February 21, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Lawmakers have proposed renaming a state highway in Bristol after an Army Green Beret from the town who was killed in Afghanistan.

State Rep. Jan Malik and Sen. Walter Felag Jr. introduced legislation to rename Route 114 in Bristol to “The 1st Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Memorial Highway.”

Army Special Forces 1st Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna Jr. died Aug. 7 during an attack in Kabul. He was 35 years old.

Malik says renaming the highway is a fitting tribute to honor a true American hero.

Felag says it would help people understand and value the ultimate price that’s often paid when ensuring freedom and democracy for the nation.

Democrats Malik and Felag are chairmen of the legislature’s veterans’ affairs committees.

The bills will now be considered by their committees.

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