New bridge to be named in KIA soldier’s memory

Just a week before Memorial Day, the family of U.S. Army SP4 Billy Jacob Hartsfield, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, learned that the new bridge crossing the Aucilla River on U.S. 98 will be named in his honor.

In the recent session, the Florida Legislature approved the designation after several years of attempts by local officials and Taylor County’s legislative delegation to name the bridge in his memory. The dedication was included in Senate Bill 820, which passed overwhelmingly in both the House and Senate.

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