FM 423 to be named in U.S. Army sergeant's honor

A dedication ceremony will be held Oct. 9 to designate a portion of FM 423 as the U.S. Army Sgt. Enrique Mondragon Memorial Highway.

The portion of FM 423 that will be renamed stretches through Frisco, Little Elm and The Colony.

Enrique Mondragon FM 423 will be renamed to U.S. Army Sgt. Enrique Mondragon Memorial Highway. Mondragon was killed while on duty in Afghanistan in 2012.[/caption]

The ceremony will be at the public works facility at 1 Harris Plaza, The Colony. The Mondragon family will be in attendance along with many local leaders to unveil the new highway signs with the new name.

Enrique Mondragon was killed on Christmas Eve 2012 in Baraki Barak, Afghanistan when his unit was attacked by small arms fire while on patrol, according to a Department of Defense news release. Mondragon was 23 and a resident of The Colony.

During the past legislative session State Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Frisco, helped pass a bill that would rename FM 423 after Mondragon. In June, Gov. Greg Abbott officially signed the bill.
By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.