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Street named after Tifton WWII veteran

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Folks in Tifton honored a World War 2 veteran in a special way today. They named a street after him.

Mayor Jamie Cater, other city leaders and area veterans honored Tifton native J.D Lindsey.

He's a Marine who was wounded three times in the battle of Okinawa. When Lindsey returned from the war he became a strong advocate for veterans.

He's helped countless veterans get the disability benefits to which they're entitled through his position as commander of the Disabled American Veterans.

"Its just something you don't expect, when it comes you don't know what to say or what to do your thankful for it," said Lindsey.

Lindsey also helped organize a weekly van service to transport veterans to hospitals and often pulls money out of his own pocket to pay for gas and a driver.