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Fallen soldier honored in Ste. Genevieve

A fallen soldier was honored in Ste. Genevieve on Saturday. A fallen soldier was honored in Ste. Genevieve on Saturday.
The late Sgt. Michael J. Beckerman of Ste. Genevieve The late Sgt. Michael J. Beckerman of Ste. Genevieve
STE. GENEVIEVE, MO (KFVS) -

A fallen soldier was honored in Ste. Genevieve on Saturday.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has named Exit 143 on Interstate 55 the "Sgt. Michael J. Beckerman Interchange."

Sgt. Beckerman of Ste. Genevieve of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY., was killed on December 31, 2010.

He died from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

The "Heroes Way Interstate Interchange Program" is designated for Missouri residents of the armed forces who were killed in action in either Afghanistan or Iraq on or after September 11, 2011.

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