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Sgt. Anthony Maddox Memorial

Frances and Jerome Maddox

Sgt. Anthony Maddox lost his life in 2013 after sustaining burns on most of his body in a petroleum incident in Afghanistan.

Maddox family with a sign
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

A huge crowd marked Armed Forces Day on Saturday by honoring the life and death of Sgt. Anthony R. Maddox, a former Bloomington-Normal resident who died six years ago from injuries suffered while serving in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Anthony Maddox
State Rep. Dan Brady

Illinois lawmakers are honoring a fallen soldier by naming a stretch of Interstate 55 through Towanda in his honor.

Dania De La Hoya / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal is commemorating fallen soldiers and their families in a new way this holiday season.