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Bridge honors late Korean War veteran

By Callan Gray, cgray@wcyb.com
Published On: Oct 05 2013 06:09:56 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 05 2013 07:52:28 PM CDT
Corporal Sluss memorial bridge
SCOTT COUNTY, Va. -

We told you the story of a Scott County, Va. Korean War veteran laid to rest 60 years after his death.

The family and friends of Corporal William Ray Sluss gathered again Saturday to dedicate a bridge in his honor.

Sluss fought in the the Korean War. 

He died as a prisoner of war in 1951 and for years his family was left with many unanswered questions.

Now signs bearing his name are at both ends of a Route 71 bridge in Nicklesville, Va.

"It's merely metal, paint and ink but purely it says, this is the life of a great man who gave everything he had so that we might still be able to live in freedom," said Gary Cope, a Patriot Guard Rider.

Cope brought Corporal Sluss' body back to Scott County.

Corporal Sluss will now be remembered for generations to come, Cope said.