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Bridge Dedicated for Missing in Action Soldier

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Friends and family gathered on Saturday to honor the life of Lieutenant Colonel Carroll Baxter Lilly.

The I-68 bridge crossing at Cheat Lake was dedicated as the USAF Carroll Baxter Lilly Memorial Bridge.

Lilly was reported missing on a mission in Laos in April of 1971 and pronounced killed in action in 1978.

Lilly's remains and wreckage were never found.

The family received his ID card, and blood chit adding to the wonder of what happened.

Lilly received the Purple Heart, Air Force Commendation Medal, and many other awards.