Cross Creek Road Named After Korean War Veteran


Duane Dewey, the only Medal of Honor recipient living in Alachua County, now has a street named after him.

Southeast 174th Place’s street sign now reads Cpl. Duane E. Dewey PL, honoring the veteran.

Dewey survived after covering a grenade with his body. This act earned him the medal, and now the street name.

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