Part of Bethlehem road renamed for Medal of Honor recipient

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A portion of Route 32 in the town of Bethlehem has been officially renamed in honor of a local veteran.

A sign was unveiled Tuesday, naming the road the “Medal of Honor Recipient Francis S. Currey Memorial Highway.”

Currey was an Army technical sergeant. He received the U.S. military’s highest decoration for valor – the Medal of Honor – for his heroic actions while coming under enemy fire during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

After his service, Currey worked as a counselor at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albany for three decades.

He passed away in 2019 in Selkirk at age 94.