Cpt. Brent Morel
On Friday, Feb. 1, family, friends, and members of the Weakley County community were in attendance for the dedication of the newly named Captain Brent Lee Morel Memorial Bridge and the unveiling of the signs that bear his name. The bridge is located next to the UT-Martin campus, which Captain Morel graduated from in 1999, and is near the intersection of University Street and Skyhawk Parkway.
Captain Morel was a member of the United States Marine Corps who was killed in action in 2004.
For his acts of heroism, Captain Morel received the Purple Heart and Navy Cross.
(See complete story in the February 6th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)