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Bridge dedicated in
memory of fallen hero
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From the August 25, 2021 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   It's been almost four decades since United States Marine Corps Corporal Mark Prevatt lost his life at the age of 20 while serving his country in Beirut, Lebanon. Nothing will ever bring the hero back to this life, but now his name will be seen and remembered by many people for many years to come.
   Members of the Prevatt Family from Box Springs and Buena Vista were special guests in a ceremony held at Geneva Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 17 to dedicate the Baker Creek Bridge on Highway 80 in his memory. A sign at the bridge now reads, "Corporal Mark Prevatt Bridge."
   Jim Parker welcomed special guests, including Mark Prevatt's father and stepmother Victor and Toni Prevatt, and his brother Lee and nephew Kyle Prevatt. He thanked ...
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