Stars and Stripes stripes.com 31 Dec, 2020 09:45 am

Conn. town to rename bridge in honor of sailor killed in 2017 USS John S. McCain collision

Conn. town to rename bridge in honor of sailor killed in 2017 USS John S. McCain collision
Dustin L. Doyon, a lifelong resident of Suffield, Conn., and nine other sailors were killed when the USS John S. McCain destroyer collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore in the early morning hours of Aug. 21, 2017.

"It was really my highest honor on behalf of everyone in town," Mahoney said in reference to presenting the motion.Mahoney said he babysat Dustin growing up, and later Dustin returned the favor by babysitting Mahoney's children.Navy where he thrived, Mahoney said."He really found himself in the Navy," Mahoney said.

"As soon as someone came up with the idea everyone thought it was fantastic and wanted to move forward," Mahoney said.The bridge, which crosses Stony Creek on Remington Street between Poole Road and Prospect Street, was replaced under the Federal Local Bridge Program, with additional support from state and town funds, Mahoney said.

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