Part of Elizabeth Street between Canal and Bayard Streets in Manhattan was officially renamed TODAY as “Private Danny Chen Way”. His family and friends joined city leaders for the renaming ceremony.
The 19-year-old Army private shot and killed himself in 2011, two months into his deployment to Afghanistan.
He was brutally hazed for being Chinese-American.
A spokeswoman for Chen’s parents said investigators told them that on the day of his death, he was forced to crawl 100 meters on gravel with his equipment, as his comrades threw rocks at him.