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PRINTER'S NO. 3273
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
2401
Session of
2024
INTRODUCED BY HOGAN, MARCELL, DELLOSO, MARSHALL, SANCHEZ,
BURGOS, CURRY, ROZZI AND JAMES, JUNE 10, 2024
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, JUNE 10, 2024
AN ACT
Designating a bridge, identified as Bridge Key 7027, in
Middletown Township, Bucks County, as the Lance Corporal John
F. Muffler Memorial Bridge.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Lance Corporal John F. Muffler Memorial Bridge.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) John Frederick Muffler was born December 13, 1963,
in Elkins Park, Montgomery County.
(2) Lance Corporal Muffler graduated from Neshaminy High
School in 1981 and was a dedicated drummer in the Neshaminy
Marching Band.
(3) He served in the United States Marine Corps as a
Lance Corporal.
(4) Lance Corporal Muffler was killed in the terrorist
bombing of the United States Marine barracks.
(5) In the early morning hours of October 23, 1983, a
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truck loaded with explosives crashed through the security
perimeter of the United States Marine Corps barracks in
Beirut, Lebanon.
(6) In the explosion that followed, 241 United States
military personnel were killed and 80 seriously wounded.
(7) Lance Corporal Muffler's mother supported the memory
of his service and sacrifice to our country by promoting the
establishment of the Beirut Memorial in Philadelphia.
(8) An annual award, inspired by John F. Muffler, is
presented to a drummer in the Neshaminy Band.
(b) Designation.--The bridge, identified as Bridge Key 7027,
in Middletown Township, Bucks County, is designated as the Lance
Corporal John F. Muffler Memorial Bridge.
(c) Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the bridge to
traffic in both directions on the bridge.
Section 2. Effective date.
This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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