Two pieces of legislation authored by state Rep. Tommy Sankey
(R-Clearfield/Cambria) that would honor local residents were passed unanimously today by the House Transportation Committee.
“Both of these men proudly served their country in the field of combat and deserve to be remembered and honored for their accomplishments and the sacrifices they made,” said Sankey.
House Bill 65 would designate the Route 3047 bridge over the south branch of Blacklick Creek in Blacklick Township, Cambria County as the Private First Class Steve L. Klosz Memorial Bridge.
PFC Klosz served our country during World War II and was killed in action on Sept. 11, 1943. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal for his service.
Also, House Bill 66 would designate the Peg Run Road bridge over the west branch of the Susquehanna River in Susquehanna Township, Cambria County as the United States Army Sergeant Scott O. Henry Memorial Bridge.
Sergeant Henry served in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. , He heroically rescued an injured soldier from the field during the Battle of La Drang at the cost of his own life.
Both bills may now be taken up by the full House.
Representative Tommy Sankey
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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