TOWN OF ULSTER – Private First Class Douglas Cordo was killed in
action in Afghanistan in August 2011 at the age of 20. His memory will
continue live on in part thanks to a newly dedicated section of Route
32 in the Town of Ulster. It was ceremonially dedicated on Sunday.
The state Department of Transportation installed two signs noting the memorial designation, which begins at the intersection of Route 32 (Frank Koenig Blvd.) and Route 9W in the Town of Ulster and runs north to the intersection of Routes 32 and 9W in the Town of Saugerties.
State lawmaker Kevin Cahill was the Assembly sponsor of the measure that named the road.
“I had the great honor and privilege of describing to my colleagues
on the floor of the Assembly the remarkable charm and wit of Doug Cordo
and how he lit up our town as a high school student and shortly thereafter
and how his loss was a great tragedy to many of us,” Cahill said.
State Senator George Amedore, who sponsored the measure, said naming the road after PFC Cordo “is a small way to pay tribute to a young man who put duty, honor and love of country above all else.”