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AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 621
Sponsor: REPRESENTATIVE NEILSON
Printer's No. 738
Amend Bill, page 1, line 6, by striking out the period after
"Highway" and inserting
; designating a bridge, identified as Bridge Key 13775, carrying
Pennsylvania Route 641 over Big Spring Creek on the border of
Newville Borough and West Pennsboro Township, Cumberland
County, as the SFC Randall Shughart Memorial Bridge;
designating a portion of Johnson Mill Road (State Route 1001)
from the bridge over Buffalo Creek (Bridge Key 33467) to the
intersection of Colonel John Kelly Road (State Route 1002) in
Buffalo Township, Union County, as the Sgt. Edward L. Shannon
Memorial Highway; designating a bridge, identified as Bridge
Key 13617, carrying Pennsylvania Route 34, over Mountain
Creek in Mount Holly Springs Borough, Cumberland County, as
the Firefighter Jerome Guise Memorial Bridge; designating a
bridge, identified as Bridge Key 8553, carrying State Route
1006 on Syberton Road over Clearfield Creek in Gallitzin
Township, Cambria County, as the Private Martin J. Hanlon
Memorial Bridge; designating a bridge, identified as Bridge
Key 36247, carrying Pennsylvania Route 711 over Loyalhanna
Creek in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, as the
Sergeant Alvin P. Carey and Private John C. Ewing Medal of
Honor Memorial Bridge; designating the bridge, identified as
Bridge Keys 34474 and 34477, carrying Interstate 70 over
Pennsylvania Route 18, on the border of Washington City and
Canton Township, Washington County, as the Corporal Frank
Sworden Memorial Bridge; designating a portion of
Pennsylvania Route 310 between Knox Dale Road, also known as
State Route 2023, and Ash Street in McCalmont Township,
Jefferson County, as the Lance Cpl. Bernard Himes Memorial
Highway; and designating a bridge, identified as Bridge Key
33758, carrying Pennsylvania Route 427 over Sugar Creek in
Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County, as the Staff Sergeant
Richard James Mulholland Memorial Bridge.
Amend Bill, page 2, line 19, by striking out "15" and
inserting
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Amend Bill, page 3, lines 16 and 17, by striking out all of
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Section 2. SFC Randall Shughart Memorial Bridge.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) Sergeant First Class Randall David "Randy" Shughart
was born August 13, 1958, in Lincoln, Nebraska, into an Air
Force family.
(2) The Shugharts moved to Newville, Pennsylvania, after
SFC Shughart's father left the United States Air Force,
living on and tending to a dairy farm.
(3) SFC Shughart joined the United States Army while
attending Big Spring High School in Newville and entered upon
graduation.
(4) SFC Shughart completed a pre-ranger course and was
granted a slot to attend Army Ranger School, from which he
graduated and earned the coveted Ranger Tab.
(5) SFC Shughart left the service for a time and then
reenlisted into the Army Rangers. He was later assigned to
"Delta Force" and transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
(6) SFC Shughart was deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia,
with other Delta Force members in the summer of 1993 as part
of Task Force Ranger.
(7) On October 3, 1993, SFC Shughart was a member of the
sniper team during Operation Gothic Serpent, a joint-force
assault mission to apprehend key advisers to Somali warlord
Mohamed Farrah Aidid.
(8) During the assault, Super Six One and Four, two of
the Army's Black Hawk helicopters providing insertion and air
support to the assault team, were shot down and crashed in
the city.
(9) SFC Shughart and his Delta Sniper Team Leader,
Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, were inserted approximately 100
meters from the second crash site, armed with only their
sniper rifles and sidearms, and made their way to the
location of the downed Blackhawk.
(10) When Master Sergeant Gordon and SFC Shughart
reached Super Six Four, they extracted the pilot, Chief
Warrant Officer Mike Durant, and other crew members from the
aircraft and established defensive positions around the
crash.
(11) It is believed that Master Sergeant Gordon was
first to be shot by a mob, which had surrounded the crash
site.
(12) SFC Shughart retrieved Master Sergeant Gordon's
CAR-15 assault rifle and gave it to Chief Warrant Officer
Durant to use. Shortly after, SFC Shughart was killed, the
site was overrun and Chief Warrant Officer Durant was beaten
by the mob before being taken hostage.
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(13) SFC Shughart posthumously received the Medal of
Honor for his heroic actions and sacrifice.
(b) Designation.--The bridge, identified as Bridge Key
13775, carrying Pennsylvania Route 641 over Big Spring Creek on
the border of Newville Borough and West Pennsboro Township,
Cumberland County, is designated as the SFC Randall Shughart
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 3. Sgt. Edward L. Shannon Memorial Highway.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) Edward L. Shannon was born March 6, 1895, in
Mazeppa, Union County.
(2) He served in World War I with the 103rd Trench
Mortar Battery in the United States Army.
(3) On September 26, 1918, Sgt. Shannon bravely gave his
life for his country after encountering hostile action in the
Argonne Forest of France.
(4) Before serving in World War I, Sgt. Shannon fought
in the Mexican Border War in 1917. For his actions there, he
was awarded the Mexican Service Medal.
(5) He is considered a hometown hero to many in the
community of Mazeppa.
(b) Designation.--The portion of Johnson Mill Road (State
Route 1001) from the bridge over Buffalo Creek (Bridge Key
33467) to the intersection of Colonel John Kelly Road (State
Route 1002) in Buffalo Township, Union County, is designated as
the Sgt. Edward L. Shannon Memorial Highway.
(c) Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the highway to
traffic in both directions on the highway.
Section 4. Firefighter Jerome Guise Memorial Bridge.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) Jerome S. Guise was born February 15, 1986, in
Carlisle, Cumberland County.
(2) Mr. Guise was the father of three children: Kayla,
Wyatt and Zayden.
(3) Mr. Guise was a firefighter with the Citizen's Fire
Company No. 1 in Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland County. He
served as a live-in, full-time firefighter with the Citizen's
Fire Company No. 1 for 17 years.
(4) Over the course of his tenure with the department,
Mr. Guise ranked as one of the most responsive firefighters,
responding to nearly 150-200 fire calls per year.
(5) On March 9, 2020, Mr. Guise was dispatched to a
house fire. He entered the home to search for survivors, but
was killed when the home collapsed around him.
(6) For his outstanding service to the fire department
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and for his bravery in responding to the March 9 house fire,
Mr. Guise was awarded the Firefighter of the Year award in
2020.
(b) Designation.--The bridge, identified as Bridge Key
13617, carrying Pennsylvania Route 34, over Mountain Creek in
Mount Holly Springs Borough, Cumberland County, is designated as
the Firefighter Jerome Guise 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 5. Private Martin J. Hanlon Memorial Bridge.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) Martin Joseph Hanlon was born May 28, 1950, in
Allegheny Township.
(2) Private Hanlon attended Cresson High School and
graduated in 1968. He was a member of the Future Farmers of
America and worked at a logging company.
(3) Private Hanlon joined the United States Marine Corps
and served as a Private in the 1st Marine Division, 11th
Mountain Battalion, A Company, 3rd Marine Amphibious Force.
(4) On December 27, 1970, in the Quang Nam Province of
South Vietnam, Private Hanlon was positioned as a gunner on a
truck. He was killed in action when the vehicle struck a land
mine on the roadway.
(5) Private Hanlon received the National Defense Service
Medal, the Purple Heart, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the
Vietnam Service Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon for his
bravery and sacrifice.
(b) Designation.--The bridge, identified as Bridge Key 8553,
carrying State Route 1006 on Syberton Road over Clearfield Creek
in Gallitzin Township, Cambria County, is designated as the
Private Martin J. Hanlon 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 6. Sergeant Alvin P. Carey and Private John C. Ewing
Medal of Honor Memorial Bridge.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) Alvin P. Carey was born August 16, 1916, in
Lycippus, Westmoreland County.
(2) Mr. Carey graduated from Ligonier High School in
1935.
(3) Mr. Carey enlisted in the United States Army in
January 1941, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
(4) Sergeant Carey landed at Utah Beach in Normandy on
June 7, 1944, with the 2nd Infantry Division. Initially
wounded in action and awarded the Purple Heart, he returned
to the front lines to fight the Germans in Brest, France.
While at Brest, Sergeant Carey was mortally wounded after
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crawling up a fire-riddled hill alone to take on a German
pillbox. Due to his brave actions, the Allied soldiers were
able to quickly take over the pillbox, leading to the end of
Axis control in France.
(5) John C. Ewing was born March 4, 1843, in Donegal
Township, Westmoreland County.
(6) Mr. Ewing received no formal education and was self-
taught.
(7) Mr. Ewing volunteered for service with the
Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 211th on September 12, 1864.
(8) Private Ewing and his regiment took part in the
final assaults on Confederate positions in Petersburg,
Virginia. On April 2, 1865, he engaged in hostile hand-to-
hand combat, during which he captured the flags at the Battle
of Five Forks near Petersburg. The battle was a key turning
point, as it caused the fall of Richmond and led to the
surrender of the Northern Virginia Army.
(9) For their bravery, both men were awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor. Both men are considered
hometown heroes to many in the Westmoreland County community.
(b) Designation.--The bridge, identified as Bridge Key
36247, carrying Pennsylvania Route 711 over Loyalhanna Creek in
Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, is designated as the
Sergeant Alvin P. Carey and Private John C. Ewing Medal of Honor
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 7. Corporal Frank Sworden Memorial Bridge.
(a) Designation.--The bridge, identified as Bridge Keys
34474 and 34477, carrying Interstate 70 over Pennsylvania Route
18, on the border of Washington City and Canton Township,
Washington County, is designated as the Corporal Frank Sworden
Memorial Bridge.
(b) 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 8. Lance Cpl. Bernard Himes Memorial Highway.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) Bernard Malcolm Himes was born November 25, 1949, in
Anita, Jefferson County.
(2) Mr. Himes was a student at Punxsutawney Area High
School. At the time of his graduation, he was 17 years of
age, which was too young to join the military without
parental consent. He presented his parents with the
documentation needed to enlist in the United States Marine
Corps and they signed.
(3) Mr. Himes was a member of I Company, 3rd Battalion,
27th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary
Force.
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(4) Upon Mr. Himes' promotion to Lance Corporal, he was
deployed to Vietnam.
(5) On May 17, 1968, almost one year after his high
school graduation, Lance Corporal Himes was killed in action
on Go Noi Island in South Vietnam.
(6) For his valiant service, Lance Corporal Himes'
parents, Reed and Phyllis Himes, were presented with his
Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National
Defense Service Medal, Gallantry Cross with Palm, Military
Merit Medal and Purple Heart.
(b) Designation.--The section of Pennsylvania Route 310
between Knox Dale Road, also known as State Route 2023, and Ash
Street in McCalmont Township, Jefferson County, is designated as
the Lance Cpl. Bernard Himes Memorial Highway.
(c) Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the highway to
traffic in both directions on the highway.
Section 9. Staff Sergeant Richard James Mulholland Memorial
Bridge.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) Richard James Mulholland was born January 23, 1992,
in Franklin, Venango County, and was a 2010 graduate of
Venango Catholic High School.
(2) He served two deployments to Afghanistan with the
82nd Airborne, 2/504th Infantry Battalion in the United
States Army.
(3) Upon being honorably discharged from active-duty
service, Staff Sergeant Mulholland enlisted in the
Pennsylvania Army National Guard, serving in the HHC, 2nd
Brigade HQ in Washington, Pennsylvania, and later with the
HHC, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Battalion in Cambridge
Springs, Crawford County.
(4) For his service to the United States, Staff Sergeant
Mulholland was awarded the National Defense Service Medal,
the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Army
Good Conduct Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two
campaign stars, the NATO Medal, the Global War on Terrorism
Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Service Medal and
the Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award).
(5) Staff Sergeant Mulholland died on July 1, 2018. At
the time of his death, he resided in Oil City, Venango
County.
(b) Designation.--The bridge, identified as Bridge Key
33758, carrying Pennsylvania Route 427 over Sugar Creek in
Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County, is designated as the Staff
Sergeant Richard James Mulholland 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 10. Effective date.
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This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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See A01191 in
the context
of SB621