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Yonkers street renamed in honor of Gulf War hero

July 14, 2012 12:43:22 PM PDT
A street in Yonkers has been renamed in honor of a local soldier killed during the first Gulf War.

In a ceremony on Saturday, Ravine Avenue was renamed "US Marine Lance Corporal Anthony Deshon Stewart Drive".

Lance Corporal Stewart died in battle in 1990 at the age of 19 in Saudi Arabia.

Paying tribute to the local soldier were Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers City Council members and Yonkers Veterans Affairs officials.

Saturday's renaming marks the first time Yonkers will display its new street sign design designated solely for U.S. Veterans.

All street renamings in honor of these veterans will be displayed in red, white and blue, while all other non-veteran renamed signs will continue to be blue and white.

Previously designated veteran signs will be changed to reflect the new design.

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