Bill Would Rename Part Of Route 394 After Fallen War Hero

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FALCONER – A bill introduced by New York State Senator George Borrello aims to rename part of Route 394 between Falconer and Kennedy in honor of a fallen war hero.

The highway would be renamed in memory of Staff Sgt. David Textor, who was killed July 15, 2008 during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq at age 27.

Textor served with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group Airborne.

He was deployed in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in May 2008 as a member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force. This was his first deployment in support of the War on Terror.

Textor graduated from Randolph Central School where he played football, wrestled and ran track.

He volunteered for military service in May 2002 as an infantryman.

Textor earned a Green Beret designation and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral “2” device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and the Special Forces Tab.


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  1. I support and applaud this effort to honor one of our local heroes. It would be a privilege to see his name and sacrifice recognized daily on my commute.

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