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House Acts to Name Robert E. Bush, Jr., Memorial Bride - Chenault's HB 7

Chenault’s HB 7 names Sterling Hwy’s Kasilof River Bridge after former veteran


Thursday, April 1, 2010, Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska State House today unanimously passed House Bill 7, to rename the bridge over the Kasilof River after Robert E. Bush, Jr., a former veteran and life-long Kasilof resident who passed away in July 2007. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, sponsored the resolution at the request of Mr. Bush’s uncle.

“Robert Bush was an Operation Desert Storm Army veteran and well-loved by his friends and family,” Speaker Chenault said. “We received a petition with nearly 200 signatures of residents along the Sterling Highway to name the bridge after Mr. Bush, which speaks volumes to me. His children drive over the Kasilof River daily and naming the bridge in his honor would be a daily reminder to them and the public of his contributions to his community and his country.”

HB 7 now heads to the Alaska State Senate for consideration.

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