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Kansas House hears testimony on naming US 77 bridge near Blue Rapids

A Kansas House committee this week heard testimony in support of a bill naming a bridge in Marshall County in memory of a young Blue Rapids man killed in Vietnam.
Representative Sharon Schwartz, a Washington Republican, says she testified before the House Taxation Committee in support of a bill that would name the bridge on U.S. 77 east of Blue Rapids, that goes over the Big Blue River, as the Michael Hugh Breeding Memorial Bridge.
His brother, Pat Breeding, also testified before the committee. In addition, Schwartz says written testimony was presented showing the strong community support behind the bill.
Michael Breeding, the son of Merle and Blondie Breeding, completed all of his schooling in Blue Rapids and then finished officer candidate school training with the U.S. Marine Corps while a student at K.U. After college graduation in 1967, he went on active duty with the Marines and trained to be a fighter pilot.
Breeding’s plane was shot down near the Quang Tri Providence in Vietnam on February 12th, 1970. His body was never recovered

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