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Tawakoni bridge to be renamed for local Afghanistan hero

by Taylor Nye

SSG McNabb/ Courtesy Military Times

On January 15 at noon, a dedication of the “Two Mile Bridge” over Lake Tawakoni will take place as it is christened in the name of Terrell’s Staff Sergeant Shawn Henry McNabb.

Per Texas Senate Bill 1208, the Two Mile Bridge officially became Staff Sgt.Shawn Henry McNabb Memorial Bridge on September 1 of last year. 

The bridge is located at approximately 276, Lake Dr, Quinlan, in the far Southeastern part of Hunt County crossing into Rains County.

“We are coming together to Honor this Hero and his Gold Star Family,” said event organizers Fred and Sue Worley.

According to SB 1208, SSG McNabb was born on May 14, 1985. He was a native of Terrell, and volunteered for service in July 2003. He served five deployments.

“On October 26, 2009, at age 24, Shawn lost his life in Afghanistan when his helicopter went down while on a mission as a 160th Special Operations Air Regiment (SOAR) ‘Night Stalker’ Medic,” the Worleys noted. 

He is survived by his parents, sister, and many loved ones. 

Dignitaries will be present to speak, along with friends and family. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, the dedication will take place at Greater Vision Church (1952 East Highway 276, West Tawakoni).

“Come hear more about this young man who gave his life for you and I,” the Worleys said. 

SSG McNabb Bridge/ GoogleEarth

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