Tragedy struck Stamford in August 6, 2011 when a Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, killing 30 troops, including a 31-year-old local Navy Seal.
This evening, Stamford will honor their local hero by renaming sections of Washington Boulevard between Tresser Boulevard and Broad Street after Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian Robert Bill.
Bill graduated from Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford, in 1997, where he was on the soccer team and played varsity hockey.
During his career, Bill was decorated with three Bronze Stars with Valor, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons and three Good Conduct Medals.
He was an accomplished mountaineer, skier, pilot and triathlete and wanted to return to graduate school and become an astronaut, according to his family.
The ceremony will be held today at 5 p.m. at Government Center and the public is welcome to attend.