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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT DESIGNATING CERTAIN BRIDGES IN THE TOWNS OF NEEDHAM AND FAIRHAVEN TO CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE SERVING IN THE MILITARY.

           Whereas,The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to designate forthwith certain bridges in the towns of Needham and Fairhaven, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

           Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: 

           SECTION 1. Bridge number N-04-002 on Highland avenue in the town of Needham shall be designated and known as the Captain Joseph R. Fandrey Memorial Bridge in memory of Captain Joseph R. Fandrey who served as a helicopter pilot in the United States Marine Corps and lost his life on May 10, 1996 during a training exercise at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing such designation in compliance with the standards of the department.

           SECTION 2. The eastbound side of bridge number F-01-014 on interstate highway route 195 spanning River avenue in the town of Fairhaven shall be designated and known as the Staff Sergeant Donald Roger Desmarais memorial bridge in memory of Staff Sergeant Donald Roger Desmarais who was killed in action on October 22, 1969 while serving as an armor crewman in the United States Army with the 5th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor, B Company. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing such designation in compliance with the standards of the department.

           SECTION 3. The westbound side of bridge number F-01-014 on interstate highway route 195 spanning River avenue in the town of Fairhaven shall be designated and known as the SPC-4 Henry Anthony Chevalier memorial bridge in memory of Henry Anthony Chevalier who was killed in action on May 14, 1969 while serving as a medical specialist in the United States Army, 1st Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, D Company. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing such designation in compliance with the standards of the department. 

 

Approved, July 25, 2019.