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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: May 8, 2018 10:27 AM
From: Representative Craig T. Staats
To: All House members
Subject: Road Naming in Honor of PFC John Rivers

In the near future, I will be introducing legislation designating the section of Pennsylvania Route 563 in Bucks County from Pennsylvania Route 313 to Old Bethlehem Road as the PFC John Rivers Way.

Born in Riverside, New Jersey, PFC John Rivers attended Quakertown High School, where he played football. He was also a hometown hero.

After high school, PFC Rivers joined the military, where he served in the 11th Machine Gun Squad, H Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines in World War II.

On August 21, 1942, PFC Rivers was killed while fighting in the Battle of Tenaru, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism.

Please join me in honoring PFC Rivers by designating a portion of Pennsylvania Route 563 in Bucks County as the PFC John Rivers Way.

Introduced as HB2426