Young, Goodell To Dedicate Sgt. Gollnitz Memorial Highway

Army Sgt. Jonathan A. Gollnitz, of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany. U.S. ARMY PHOTO

FREDONIA – The Sergeant Jonathan Gollnitz Memorial Highway will be dedicated during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fredonia American Legion , 156 East Main St. dedication ceremony.

Outgoing State Sen. Catharine Young and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell will participate along with several local and state officials to dedicate a portion of State Route 20  in Fredonia as the Sergeant Jonathan Gollnitz Memorial Highway.

A Fredonia native, Sergeant Gollnitz, 28, was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. He was killed on Sept. 26, 2012, while on a combat operation in Pul-e-Alam, about 60 miles south of Kabul in Logar Province, Afghanistan, due to injuries caused by a suicide bomber.

Members of Sergeant Gollnitz’ family will attend the event.

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