Governor Lynch signed a bill recently naming a newly constructed bridge in Londonderry after two local fallen United States Marines. Located on the Airport Access Road, the bridge will now be named in honor of Lance Corporal Peter J. Sora, Jr. and Private First Class Eric D. Currier.
The bridge closest to the traffic circle in this image has now become the Sora-Currier Memorial Bridge.
Lance Corporal Sora joined the Marines in 2003 and died during a training accident in 2004 while preparing for deployment. Private First Class Currier, who was recently married, joined the Marines in 2009. He was killed in 2010 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan during a military operation.
After voting unanimously in February this year, the New Hampshire Senate passed the bill on to the House, and finally to Lynch’s desk. Surrounded by members of both families, as well as primary supporter of the bill Senator Sharon Carson, Lynch signed the bill officially naming the bridge.
Effective immediately, the bridge is now known as the Sora-Currier Memorial Bridge.
Originally from the Londonderry Hometown online News reprinted with permission.