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Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: February 9, 2015 01:16 PM
From: Representative Frank Burns
To: All House members
Subject: Alexander Miller Abercrombie Memorial Bridge
In the very near future, I will be introducing legislation that would rename a portion of a bridge on U.S. Route 219 that carries over U.S. Route 422 in Ebensburg Borough, Cambria County to Alexander Miller Abercrombie Memorial Bridge to honor a World War II Veteran and a Purple Heart recipient.

The late Alexander Miller Abercrombie, Technician 5th Class, United States Army, of Revloc, PA, was born May 7, 1921 in Kilsyth Scotland. On April 23, 1923 he and his family arrived in the United States where he attended Ebensburg-Cambria High School for one year before enlisting in the United States Army on September 9, 1942 where he entered active military service September 20, 1942.

Technical Sergeant Abercrombie completed Airborne training and served in Alaska before joining the Allied Campaign in Europe as a member of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

Technical Sergeant Abercrombie, at 24 years of age, was mortally wounded April 12, 1945 by German artillery after crossing the Rhine River into the village of Himmelgeist, Germany and was awarded the Purple Heart. He is buried at Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands.

Please join me in honoring Technical Sergeant Alexander Miller Abercrombie and his family.

Thank you.

Introduced as HB605