THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY BLOOM, AUMENT, BAKER, BARRAR, BENNINGHOFF, BROOKS, CAUSER, CLYMER, COX, EVERETT, FLECK, FREEMAN, GABLER, GEORGE, GINGRICH, GODSHALL, GRELL, GROVE, HARHART, HELM, HENNESSEY, HICKERNELL, HORNAMAN, KAUFFMAN, KILLION, KORTZ, MAJOR, MARSHALL, MARSICO, METZGAR, MICOZZIE, MILLARD, MIRABITO, MOUL, MURT, MUSTIO, PERRY, PICKETT, PYLE, RAPP, READSHAW, ROAE, ROCK, SAINATO, SAYLOR, SCAVELLO, SONNEY, STABACK, STEVENSON, TALLMAN, TOEPEL, VEREB, VULAKOVICH, WATSON AND YOUNGBLOOD, JUNE 11, 2012
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, JUNE 11, 2012
Designating State Route 233 from the western corporate limits of
Newville Borough to State Route 11 in Cumberland County as
the Marine Lance Corporal Nicholas B. Morrison Memorial
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Marine Lance Corporal Nicholas B. Morrison Memorial
(a) Declaration of policy.--The General Assembly finds and
declares as follows:
(1) Nicholas B. Morrison, was born June 23, 1981, in
Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Big Spring High
School, Newville, Class of 2000. Upon graduation, he entered
the United States Marine Corps in 2003, after the events of
9/11, where he served for two years.
(2) Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas B. Morrison was assigned
to the Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment,
2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp
Lejeune, North Carolina. On August 13, 2004, at 23 years of
age, Lance Corporal Morrison was killed while on patrol with
the Combined Anti-Armor Team Blue as a tow gunner in the Al
Anbar Province of Iraq when an IED struck his Humvee.
(3) Marine Lance Cpl. Morrison was awarded the Purple
Heart for his wounds sustained in combat against an enemy of
the United States. He was also awarded the Navy & Marine
Corps Commendation Medal with the Combat V for his sustained
and valorous actions in combat. He received the National
Defense Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Combat Action
Ribbon and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
(4) Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Morrison, beloved son of
Joey L. and Peggy J. Morrison, Sr., of Newville, PA, was
courageously serving his country at the time of his death and
his excellence as a soldier has been extolled by many.
(b) Designation.--State Route 233, from the western
corporate limits of Newville Borough to State Route 11 in
Cumberland County is hereby designated as the Marine Lance
Corporal Nicholas B. Morrison Memorial Highway.
(c) Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
maintain appropriate signs to indicate the designation under
Section 2. Effective date.
This act shall take effect in 60 days.