ALLEGHENY, CAMERON, CLEARFIELD, ELK, WASHINGTON AND WESTMORELAND COUNTIES
                 HIGHWAYS AND INTERCHANGES - DESIGNATIONS
                 Act of Dec. 9, 2002, P.L. 1412, No. 178              Cl. 87
                                  AN ACT

     Designating a portion of the Mon/Fayette Expressway, State Route
        43, as the Yohogania County Courthouse Highway; designating
        the Mon/Fayette Expressway interchange connecting to
        Commonwealth Avenue and State Route 837 in the City of
        Duquesne as the First Sergeant Leonard Funk, Jr.,
        Interchange; designating the Mon/Fayette Expressway
        interchange with East Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard in
        North Versailles as the Captain Michael John Estocin
        Interchange; designating an interchange of the Mon/Fayette
        Expressway with I-376 in Monroeville, Westmoreland County, as
        the Captain James A. Graham Interchange; designating the half
        interchange including only the westbound Mon/Fayette
        Expressway to I-376 and eastbound I-376 to Mon/Fayette in the
        City of Pittsburgh as the Lance Corporal William R. Prom
        Interchange; designating the Mon/Fayette Expressway
        interchange with Sixth Street in Braddock as the Ensign Henry
        Clay Drexler Interchange; designating the half interchange of
        the Mon/Fayette Expressway, including only westbound off and
        eastbound on movements, with Second Avenue in the City of
        Pittsburgh as the Corporal Charles E. Kelly Interchange;
        designating the interchange with Business Route 22 in Wilkins
        Township, Allegheny County, as the Staff Sergeant John Minick
        Interchange; designating the half interchange with access
        road connecting to Thompson Run Road in Penn Hills Township
        as the Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Novosel Interchange;
        designating the interchange with Second Avenue at the north
        end of Glenwood Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh as the
        Private First Class John "Jack" Kelly Interchange;
        designating the interchange connecting Camp Hollow Road in
        West Mifflin and Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard (Richland
        Avenue) in Dravosburg as the Private Franklin J. Phillips
        Interchange; designating a section of State Route 1011 in
        Clearfield, Cameron and Elk Counties as the Quehanna Highway;
        and designating the interchange, Exit 44, at Route 136 and
        Dry Run Road in Washington County as the Staff Sergeant Karl
        Gorman Taylor, Sr., Interchange.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

     Section 1.  Yohogania County Courthouse Highway.
        (a)  Designation authorized.--The Mon/Fayette Expressway,
     State Route 43, beginning at the Allegheny/Washington County
     border north to the intersection with State Route 51 in the
     borough of Jefferson Hills is designated as the Yohogania County
     Courthouse Highway.
        (b)  Signs.--Appropriate signs shall be posted and maintained
     by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
     Section 2.  First Sergeant Leonard Funk, Jr., Interchange.
        (a)  Findings.--
            (1)  First Sergeant Leonard Funk, born in Braddock Hills,
        distinguished himself by gallant, intrepid actions against
        the enemy at Holzheim, Belgium, on January 29, 1945.
            (2)  After advancing 15 miles in a driving snowstorm, the
        American force prepared to attack through waist-deep drifts.
        The company executive officer became a casualty, and Sergeant
        Funk immediately assumed his duties, forming headquarters
        soldiers into a combat unit for an assault in the face of
        direct artillery shelling and harassing fire from the right
        flank.
            (3)  Under his skillful and courageous leadership, this
        miscellaneous group and the Third Platoon attacked 15 houses,
        cleared them and took 30 prisoners without suffering a
        casualty.
            (4)  Sergeant Funk's bold action and heroic disregard for
        his own safety were directly responsible for the recapture of
        a vastly superior enemy force which if allowed to remain free
        could have taken the widespread units of Company C by
        surprise and endangered the entire attack plan.
            (5)  For his heroic efforts Sergeant Funk received the
        Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman at the White
        House.
        (b)  Designation.--The Mon/Fayette Expressway interchange
     connecting to Commonwealth Avenue and State Route 837 in the
     City of Duquesne is hereby designated and shall hereafter be
     known as the First Sergeant Leonard Funk, Jr., Interchange in
     recognition of the Medal of Honor recipient.
        (c)  Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
     appropriate signs at the interchange displaying the designation
     under subsection (b).
     Section 3.  Captain Michael John Estocin Interchange.
        (a)  Findings.--
            (1)  Born April 27, 1931, in Turtle Creek, Captain
        Estocin graduated from the State Teachers College, Slippery
        Rock, and entered the naval service as an aviation cadet in
        June 1954.
            (2)  Captain Estocin, leading a three-plane group of
        aircraft in support of a coordinated strike against two
        thermal power plants in Haiphong, North Vietnam, on April 20,
        1967, provided continuous warnings to the strike group
        leaders of the surface-to-air threats and personally
        neutralized three SAM sites.
            (3)  On April 26, 1967, in the support of a coordinated
        strike against the vital fuel facilities in Haiphong, he led
        an attack on a threatening SAM site during which an exploding
        SAM seriously damaged his aircraft. Nevertheless, he regained
        control of his burning aircraft and courageously launched his
        STRIKE missiles before departing the area.
            (4)  Captain Michael John Estocin is the only Navy jet
        pilot to receive the Medal of Honor for a combat role. While
        the Medal of Honor was not normally given for a combination
        of missions, an exception was made for this very intense two-
        day STRIKE mission, and, according to those who flew with
        Estocin, the honor was well-deserved.
        (b)  Designation authorized.--The Mon/Fayette Expressway
     interchange with East Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard in North
     Versailles is hereby designated and shall hereafter be known as
     the Captain Michael John Estocin Interchange in recognition of
     the Medal of Honor recipient.
        (c)  Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
     appropriate signs at the interchange displaying the designation
     under subsection (b).
     Section 4.  Captain James A. Graham Interchange.
        (a)  Findings.--
            (1)  On June 2, 1967, in the Republic of Vietnam, Captain
        James A. Graham, Wilkinsburg, displayed conspicuous gallantry
        and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the
        call of duty.
            (2)  As the leader of 2nd Platoon of Company F, Captain
        Graham was leading his platoon across a paddy area 1,000
        meters wide when it came under fire from mortars and small
        arms that immediately inflicted a large number of casualties.
            (3)  Forming an assault unit, Captain Graham assaulted
        one machine gun nest, relieving pressure on his platoon,
        allowing the wounded to be evacuated. Despite being twice
        wounded, Captain Graham accounted for 15 enemy kills.
            (4)  With the enemy position remaining invincible,
        Captain Graham chose to remain at the side of a wounded
        comrade rather than withdraw. Captain Graham died while
        protecting himself and the wounded man he chose not to
        abandon.
            (5)  Captain Graham's outstanding courage, superb
        leadership and indomitable fighting spirit undoubtedly saved
        the 2nd Platoon from annihilation and reflected great credit
        upon himself, the Marine Corps and the United States Naval
        Service.
        (b)  Designation authorized.--The interchange with I-376 in
     Monroeville is hereby designated and shall hereafter be known as
     the Captain James A. Graham Interchange in recognition of the
     Medal of Honor recipient.
        (c)  Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
     appropriate signs at the interchange displaying the designation
     under subsection (b).
     Section 5.  Lance Corporal William R. Prom Interchange.
        (a)  Findings.--
            (1)  On February 9, 1969, near An Hoa, Republic of
        Vietnam, while returning from a reconnaissance operation
        during Operation TAYLOR COMMON, two platoons of Company One
        came under an intense automatic weapons fire and grenade
        attack.
            (2)  Lance Corporal Prom immediately assumed control of
        one of his machine guns and began to deliver return fire,
        disregarding his own safety.
            (3)  Realizing that the enemy would have to be destroyed
        before the injured marines could be evacuated, Lance Corporal
        Prom moved forward and delivered a heavy volume of fire,
        permitting his men to regroup and resume their march.
            (4)  Shortly thereafter the platoon again came under
        heavy fire in which one man was critically wounded. Reacting
        instantly, Lance Corporal Prom moved forward to protect his
        injured comrade.
            (5)  Unable to continue his fire because of his severe
        wounds, he continued to advance to within a few yards of the
        enemy positions. There, standing in full view of the enemy,
        he directed the fire of his support elements until he was
        mortally wounded. Inspired by his heroic actions, the marines
        launched an assault that destroyed the enemy.
            (6)  Lance Corporal Prom's indomitable courage, inspiring
        initiative and selfless devotion to duty upheld the highest
        traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service.
        (b)  Designation authorized.--The half interchange, including
     only westbound Mon/Fayette to I-376 and eastbound I-376 to
     Mon/Fayette, in the City of Pittsburgh is hereby designated and
     shall hereafter be known as the Lance Corporal William R. Prom
     Interchange in recognition of the Medal of Honor recipient.
        (c)  Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
     appropriate signs at the interchange displaying the designation
     under subsection (b).
     Section 6.  Ensign Henry Clay Drexler Interchange.
        (a)  Findings.--
            (1)  Born in Braddock, on August 7, 1901, he graduated
        from the United States Naval Academy in 1924.
            (2)  At 3:35 on the afternoon of October 20, 1924, while
        the USS Trenton was preparing to fire trial installation
        shots from the two six-inch guns in the forward twin mount of
        the vessel, two charges of powder ignited, trapping 20 men in
        the twin mount.
            (3)  Ensign Drexler, without thought for his own safety,
        on seeing that the charge of powder for the left gun was
        ignited, jumped for the right charge and endeavored to put it
        in the immersion tank. The left charge burst into flames and
        ignited the right charge before Ensign Drexler could
        accomplish his purpose. He fell on the spot where he was
        making a supreme effort to save his shipmates.
            (4)  Ensign Drexler was awarded the Medal of Honor by a
        Special Act of Congress on February 3, 1933, one of the few
        Medals of Honor ever bestowed on an individual not in a
        combat theater.
        (b)  Designation.--The Mon/Fayette Expressway interchange
     with Sixth Street in Braddock is hereby designated and shall
     hereafter be known as the Ensign Henry Clay Drexler Interchange
     in recognition of the Medal of Honor recipient.
        (c)  Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
     appropriate signs at the interchange displaying the designation
     under subsection (b).
     Section 7.  Corporal Charles E. Kelly Interchange.
        (a)  Findings.--
            (1)  On September 13, 1943, near Altavilla, Italy,
        Corporal Kelly voluntarily joined a patrol that located and
        neutralized enemy machine gun positions.
            (2)  Later Corporal Kelly again voluntarily traversed
        more than a mile through enemy-held territory to gather
        information about enemy placements.
            (3)  The following day Corporal Kelly positioned himself
        in a storehouse window and rained effective fire on the enemy
        throughout the day. When the position was about to be
        overrun, Corporal Kelly voluntarily maintained his position,
        using mortars to hold the enemy at bay while the remainder of
        his detachment withdrew.
            (4)  As the detachment moved out, Corporal Kelly was
        observed deliberately loading and firing a rocket launcher
        from the window. He was successful in covering the withdrawal
        of the unit and later in joining his own organization.
            (5)  Corporal Kelly's fighting determination and
        intrepidity in battle exemplify the highest traditions of the
        United States Armed Forces.
            (6)  The United States Army Base at Oakdale is named for
        Kelly, and he is buried in the Highwood Cemetery on Brighton
        Road in Pittsburgh.
        (b)  Designation authorized.--The half interchange, including
     only westbound off and eastbound on movements, with Second
     Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh is hereby designated and shall
     hereafter be known as the Corporal Charles E. Kelly Interchange
     in recognition of the Medal of Honor recipient.
        (c)  Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
     appropriate signs at the interchange displaying the designation
     under subsection (b).
     Section 8.  Staff Sergeant John Minick Interchange.
        (a)  Findings.--
            (1)  Staff Sergeant John Minick displayed conspicuous
        gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life above
        and beyond the call of duty in action involving combat with
        the enemy on November 21, 1944.
            (2)  Staff Sergeant Minick's battalion was halted in its
        advance by extensive minefields, exposing troops to heavy
        concentrations of enemy artillery and mortar fire. Further
        delay in the advance would result in numerous casualties, and
        a movement through the minefield was essential.
            (3)  Voluntarily, Staff Sergeant Minick led four men
        through hazardous barbed wire and debris, finally making his
        way through the minefield. When an enemy machine gun opened
        fire, he signaled his men to take cover, edged his way toward
        the flank of the weapon and opened fire, killing two and
        capturing three others.
            (4)  Moving forward again, he encountered and engaged
        single-handedly an entire company, killing 20 Germans and
        capturing 20.
            (5)  Again moving ahead and spearheading his battalion's
        advance, he again encountered machine gun fire. Crawling
        forward, he reached a point from which he knocked the weapon
        out of action.
            (6)  While advancing forward a third time under constant
        enemy fire, Staff Sergeant Minick detonated a land mine and
        was instantly killed.
            (7)  Staff Sergeant John Minick was posthumously awarded
        the last Medal of Honor for World War II.
        (b)  Designation authorized.--The interchange with Business
     Route 22 in Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, is hereby
     designated and shall hereafter be known as the Staff Sergeant
     John Minick Interchange in recognition of the Medal of Honor
     recipient.
        (c)  Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
     appropriate signs at the interchange displaying the designation
     under subsection (b).
     Section 9.  Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Novosel
                    Interchange. (9 repealed Apr. 29, 2010, P.L.185,
                    No.22)
     Section 10.  Private First Class John "Jack" Kelly Interchange.
        (a)  Findings.--
            (1)  "Jack" Kelly was born July 8, 1928, and graduated
        from Homestead High School in 1947. He enlisted in the United
        States Marine Corps after the start of the Korean War and
        served with Company C, 1st Batallion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine
        Division (Reinforced).
            (2)  On May 28, 1952, in Korea, PFC Kelly showed
        conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his
        life, above and beyond the call of duty, while serving as a
        radio operator in action against enemy aggressor forces.
            (3)  With his platoon pinned down by a numerically
        superior enemy force employing intense mortar, artillery and
        small-arms and grenade fire, PFC Kelly left his radio in the
        care of another man and participated in an assault on enemy
        key positions.
            (4)  Fearlessly charging forward in the face of a
        murderous hail of machine gun fire and hand grenades, he
        initiated a daring attack against a hostile strong point and
        personally neutralized the position, killing two of the
        enemy.
            (5)  Although painfully wounded, PFC Kelly bravely
        charged a machine gun bunker. Mortally wounded by enemy fire
        while carrying out this heroic action, PFC Kelly by his great
        personal valor inspired his comrades to sweep on, overrun and
        secure the objective.
            (6)  Private First Class Kelly was awarded the Medal of
        Honor posthumously.
        (b)  Designation authorized.--The interchange with Second
     Avenue at the north end of the Glenwood Bridge in the City of
     Pittsburgh is hereby designated and shall hereafter be known as
     the Private First Class John "Jack" Kelly Interchange in
     recognition of the Medal of Honor recipient.
        (c)  Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
     appropriate signs at the interchange displaying the designation
     under subsection (b).
     Section 11.  Private Franklin J. Phillips Interchange.
        (a)  Findings.--
            (1)  Franklin Phillips enlisted in the United States
        Marine Corps on May 19, 1899, and was assigned to The
        Battleship Oregon, which was transporting marines to the
        Boxer Rebellion in Peking, China.
            (2)  Phillips' unit was part of the American Legation
        Guard that was charged with protecting American citizens in
        Peking. It was while serving with the detachment ashore that
        Private Phillips was killed on July 16, 1900, the last day of
        the uprising.
            (3)  For distinguished conduct in the presence of the
        enemy under heavy fire in Peking, China, on July 16, 1900,
        Franklin Phillips was awarded the Medal of Honor by John D.
        Long, Secretary of the Navy, on July 19, 1901.
        (b)  Designation authorized.--The interchange connecting Camp
     Hollow Road in West Mifflin and Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard
     (Richland Avenue) in Dravosburg is hereby designated and shall
     hereafter be known as the Private Franklin J. Phillips
     Interchange in recognition of the Medal of Honor recipient.
        (c)  Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
     appropriate signs at the interchange displaying the designation
     under subsection (b).
     Section 12.  Quehanna Highway.
        (a)  Designation.--The section of State Route 1011 that runs
     from Route 879 near Karthaus in Clearfield County through the
     Quehanna Wild Area in Cameron and Elk Counties and ends at State
     Route 555 at Medix Run in Elk County is designated and shall be
     known as the Quehanna Highway.
        (b)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
     maintain appropriate signs at each end of the section of highway
     identifying the portion of road described in subsection (a) as
     the Quehanna Highway.
     Section 13.  Staff Sergeant Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr.,
                    Interchange.
        (a)  Findings.--
            (1)  On December 8, 1968, in the Republic of Vietnam,
        Staff Sergeant Taylor, while serving at night as a company
        gunnery sergeant during Operation Meade River, exhibited
        conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his
        life, above and beyond the call of duty.
            (2)  Staff Sergeant Taylor, when informed that the
        commander of the lead platoon had been mortally wounded,
        crawled forward to the beleaguered unit through a hail of
        hostile fire, shouted encouragement and instructions to the
        men and deployed them to covered positions.
            (3)  Staff Sergeant Taylor repeatedly maneuvered across
        an open area to rescue those marines who were too seriously
        wounded to move themselves.
            (4)  When confronted with devastating fire, Staff
        Sergeant Taylor took his grenade launcher and, in full view
        of the enemy, charged across the open rice paddy toward the
        machine gun position, firing his weapon as he ran.
            (5)  Although wounded several times, Staff Sergeant
        Taylor succeeded in reaching the machine gun bunker and
        silenced the fire moments before he was mortally wounded.
            (6)  Directly instrumental in saving the lives of several
        of his fellow marines, Staff Sergeant Taylor by his
        indomitable courage, inspiring leadership and selfless
        dedication upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps
        and of the United States Naval Service.
        (b)  Designation authorized.--The interchange, Exit 44, at
     Route 136 and Dry Run Road in Washington County is hereby
     designated and shall hereafter be known as the Staff Sergeant
     Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr., Interchange in recognition of the Medal
     of Honor recipient.
        (c)  Signs.--The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shall erect
     appropriate signs at the interchange displaying the designation
     under subsection (b).
     Section 14.  Effective date.
        This act shall take effect immediately.