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This weekend, local leaders and community members will pay tribute to a man who gave his all to his country.

PFC Herbert King, U.S. Army, was a resident of Perry County who went to war in Korea soon after his marriage to Allie Fair Miller, of Dwarf. His young bride never saw him again. On March 7, 1952, he was killed in North Korea while fighting Communist forces. He was brought home and buried in Riverside Cemetery with full military honors.

At 1 p.m., Saturday, the Dwarf Baptist Church will host a dedication ceremony that is open to the public. The bridge that has been named in his honor is located on Route 550 and crosses Combs’ Branch.

The public is encouraged to attend this important event and help honor the life and sacrifice of this true American hero.

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