Stretch of Sunrise Highway renamed in honor of fallen heroes

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WESTHAMPTON -

A stretch of Sunrise Highway will now permanently honor the sacrifice of four members of the 106th Rescue Wing.

The road at the County Route 31 overpass in Westhampton has been renamed the "Jolly 51 Memorial Bridge."

Seven members of the Jolly 51 crew were killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq earlier this year.

Among them were Staff Sergeant Dashan Briggs, Master Sergeant Christopher Raguso, Captain Christopher Zanetis, and Captain Andreas O'Keeffe.

The airmen were based in Westhampton Beach.

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