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W.Va. 2 bridge to be named in honor of Navy veteran from Williamstown
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, October 28, 2013 7:29 AM EDT
A new bridge on West Virginia Route 2 is being named in honor of a Navy veteran from Williamstown.
Mollohan died on Nov. 29, 2009. His father, Thomas Mollohan, tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that he committed suicide.
Thomas Mollohan works with Wounded Warriors and the Patriot Guard. He says suicide is one of the leading causes of death among military members today.
In February, a Department of Veterans Affairs report said that in 2010 about 22 veterans committed suicide each day, at rates higher than the general population.
Thomas Mollohan says he hopes his son will be remembered for his service to the Navy.
Information from: News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, W.Va.), http://www.newsandsentinel.com