Monday, November 14, 2011

Road Named for Coweta Veteran killed in Vietnam

Coweta native Warner Hughie was killed in action in 1970 in the Vietnam War. Hughie's ultimate sacrifice was honored recently by the Coweta County Board of Commissioners. "They designated a portion of Short Gordon Road as Warner Hughie Memorial Highway," said Patricia Palmer, county public affairs director.

"The stretch of road is along the family homeplace" where Hughie and his siblings grew up, Palmer said.

Ceremonies naming the road for the U.S. Army corporal were held Oct. 16. Coweta County Commissioner Tim Lassetter joined with members of Hughie's family to unveil the sign.

"Warner Hughie's sacrifice for our families, our community and our country, like too many others, should never be forgotten. Naming this road and placing these signs are small things we can do to help be certain that we always remember his sacrifice," said Lassetter.

Full article at Newnan Times-Herald