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North Collins bridge named after WWII veteran

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation designating a portion of the state highway system as the Tec. 5 Edward Enser Memorial Highway.

Edward Enser served in the US Army as a Technican fifth grade during the Second World War. Throughout his service he received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, Croix de Guerre with Palm Orders, Distinguished Unit Badge, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 8 Battle Stars, Army of Occupation Germany, Rhine, Danube Campaign Medals, WWII Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

The portion of Route 75 to be renamed stretches from Langford Road South to Shirley Road in the town of North Collins in Erie County. The legislation was S.6550-A/A.6707A.

“Mr. Enser served our country with honor and distinction during World War II and was truly a member of the Greatest Generation,” said state Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-Elma. “Designating a portion of Route 75 in his name will serve as a lasting tribute to him and his family and will remind residents of the community of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform.”

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