CASS COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation will join with state and local officials to rename the two State Road 25 bridges over the Wabash River in honor of Marine Corps Corporal Humberto “Bert” Sanchez.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, which passed during the legislative session earlier this year, urges INDOT to name each bridge crossing the Wabash River on State Road 25 near Biddle Island in Logansport, Indiana, in honor of Corporal Sanchez. Signs will be unveiled dedicating the two bridges as the “Corporal Humberto Abiel Sanchez USMC” Memorial Bridges.
WHO: Corporal Sanchez’s Family, Senator Stacey Donato and INDOT representatives
WHAT: Bridge renaming ceremony for the State Road 25 bridges over the Wabash River in Logansport
WHEN: Saturday, July 23 at 3 p.m. ET
WHERE: Mike Anderson Chrysler parking lot on the northeast corner of the State Road 25/3rd St and Melbourne Ave intersection – 428 S 3rd St, Logansport, IN 46947
A Logansport native, Corporal Sanchez was killed in action during his third military deployment while conducting non-combatant evacuation operations from the Kabul International Airport in August 2021. Corporal Sanchez’s awards include the Congressional Gold Medal, Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.