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Veterans Littrell, Skaggs Honored with Highway Designation

honor-highwayHENDERSON, Ky. (8/6/14) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today honored local natives Gary Lee Littrell and Luther Skaggs, Jr., by naming a two-mile stretch of U.S. Hwy. 41 the Littrell-Skaggs Highway.

About 50 people were on hand at Redbanks Regency Apartments for the announcement of the new road designation.

The section of highway between exits 81 and 79 was renamed to honor the two men for their service in their respective branches of the military. Littrell served as an advisor in Vietnam and was responsible for training and motivating South Vietnamese troops in battle.

Skaggs was a World War II veteran who lost his leg during heavy fighting with the Japanese.

Littrell addressed the audience at this morning’s ceremony, telling them to “think about the freedom this nation has that other countries around the world can only dream of” when they see the memorial sign along the roadway.

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He also encouraged them to personally thank members of the military for helping to preserve that freedom.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Dennis Beard

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