NYC Honorary Street Names


Specialist Rasheed Sahib Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of Woodbine Street and Irving Avenue
Honoree: Rasheed Sahib (1981-2003) was born in Berbice, Guyana, and moved to Brooklyn in 1988. After finishing high school, he found his true calling and decided to become an FBI Agent so he enlisted in the United States Army in 2000. He was assigned to the 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas. He re-enlisted in the Army in early 2003, and was assigned to Balad, northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. On May 18, 2003, he was killed accidentally by another U.S. Soldier during a routine rifle cleaning in the barracks. The Defense Departmentís investigation report determined that the shooting was an accident and no charges were brought against the other soldier. Rasheed Sahib was awarded the United States Army Bronze Star Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the New York State Senate Liberty Award (Espinal, Jr.)

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