MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (AP) - A bridge in West Virginia has been named in honor of a Union soldier awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during a Civil War battle in Virginia.
The West Virginia 14 bridge over Interstate 77 in Mineral Wells is now the Army Sergeant Richard Bowry Memorial Bridge.
Bowry, also known as Boury, captured a Confederate flag during a battle in Waynesboro, Va., on March 5, 1865, despite suffering a gunshot wound to his leg.
Media outlets report that more than 50 people attended a ceremony at the bridge on Tuesday. They included Bowry's great-great-grandson, Hank Bowry of Mineral Wells, and West Virginia's only living Medal of Honor winner, Hershel "Woody" Williams.