THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY CULVER, F. KELLER AND MASSER, JULY 20, 2011
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, JULY 20, 2011
Designating a portion of S.R. 642 in Northumberland and Montour
Counties, as the United States Army Specialist Zachariah W.
WHEREAS, Zachariah W. Long, of Northumberland County,
graduated from Milton Senior High School in June 2001; and
WHEREAS, Zachariah W. Long enlisted in the Army Delayed Entry
Program in July 2000, his junior year; and
WHEREAS, Zachariah W. Long began basic training on July 27,
WHEREAS, Upon completion of his training, Zachariah W. Long
was assigned as a Long Range Surveillance Specialist; and
WHEREAS, Although eligible to attend Army Ranger School after
he completed basic and specialized training, Specialist Long
chose to go to Iraq with his team, stating that Army Ranger
School would be there for him in the future; and
WHEREAS, Specialist Long was assigned to the 519 Military
Intelligence Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Bragg,
North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, Specialist Long was deployed to Iraq in February
2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and
WHEREAS, While in the courageous service of his country,
Specialist Zachariah W. Long was killed outside of Mosul, Iraq,
on May 30, 2003.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. United States Army Specialist Zachariah W. Long
(a) Designation.--A portion of the road S.R. 642, beginning
at the intersection of S.R. 642 and S.R. 54 and proceeding west
to the border of Northumberland and Union Counties is designated
as the United States Army Specialist Zachariah W. Long Highway.
(b) Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
maintain appropriate road signs displaying the designated name
of the road to traffic in both directions.
Section 2. Effective date.
This act shall take effect in 60 days.