Carter County to honor fallen Purple Heart veteran with bridge dedication
ELIZABETHTON STAR –
When Hampton’s Wanda Marlowe crosses the bridge that spans Laurel Falls Creek on US Highway 19E in Carter County, she will soon be reminded of her fallen family member Command Sergeant Major James C. Gilbert.
Gilbert, who served in the Vietnam War with the United States Army, died on March 12, 1969, under hostile conditions while evacuating wounded soldiers from a battlefield via helicopter in Vietnam. And on Saturday, Oct. 27, a bridge dedication ceremony will be held in the memory of Gilbert as the bridge that spans Laurel Falls Creek takes on his name.
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