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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: March 15, 2021 02:55 PM
From: Representative Frank A. Farry and Rep. Tina M. Davis
To: All House members
Subject: PFC John Elton Candy Memorial Bridge
It is our intention to introduce legislation to designate a bridge, identified as Bridge Key 68033, carrying Pennsylvania Route 2047 over CSX and SEPTA Railroads, in Middletown Township, Bucks County, as the PFC John Elton Candy Memorial Bridge.
PFC Candy was originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and upon graduation from Neshaminy High School enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on June 23, 1966, in Philadelphia.  PFC Candy arrived in Vietnam on October 3, 1968, where he was assigned for duty and served with Company E, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF.
During the month of October, Company E participated in several operations in northern Quang Tri Province and beginning on October 2 was under the OPCON of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines during Operation SCOTLAND-NANKING.  PFC John Elton Candy died on October 11, 1968, at the age of 20 while in the performance of his duties. 
Please join us in this effort to honor PFC John Elton Candy and commemorate his service and sacrifice.

Introduced as HB1048