COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA TO CO-NAME STREET FOR BRONX HERO, PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT SSG SANTIAGO FRIAS

WHAT:          Street co-naming for SSG Santiago Frias

WHEN:          Friday, August 28, 2020 11:00 AM

WHERE:       W. 183rd Street and Grand Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453

WHO:            Council Member Fernando Cabrera, family members of SSG Santiago Frias, community members

QUOTE:        ā€œIā€™m proud to have sponsored the legislation co-naming W. 183rd Street and Grand Avenue for Staff Sergeant Santiago Frias.  SSG Frias was ambushed in Kirkuk, Iraq during a peacekeeping mission.  Although seriously wounded SSG Frias was able to return fire, saving the lives of two other U.S. soldiers.  On March 19, 2004, President George W. Bush presented the Purple Heart to SSG Frias at his bedside at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Iā€™m honored to co-name this intersection, in the community SSG Frias loved, in remembrance of a true Bronx hero.  The new street sign serves as a permanent, public celebration of his sacrifices.ā€

Council Member Cabrera is available for interviews.

Council Member Fernando Cabrera has proudly served the 14th District since 2010

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