Reporting Fran Schneidau
HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - The city of Stamford plans to honor a Navy SEAL killed last month in a chopper crash in Afghanistan.
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A committee of seven will decide the form of the monument that will honor Brian Bill.
The Rev. Richard Futie, who knew Brian as a young boy attending Catholic school in Stamford, is one of the seven and says it’s his hope that the statue portrays Brian with exact likeness so that only a stranger would have to make reference to the inscription below.
“That those who know him will say ‘That’s him.’ capturing his smile, capturing his intense eyes,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
He wants it to capture the spirit of the man who dedicated his life to training and then serving as a U.S. Navy SEAL only to be killed in action over Afghanistan just days before his 32nd birthday.
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