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PRINTER'S NO. 918
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
779
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY MASSER AND SCHLEGEL CULVER, MARCH 10, 2015
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, MARCH 10, 2015
AN ACT
Designating a portion of Pennsylvania Route 54 in Montour County
as the Staff Sergeant Thomas Allen Baysore Memorial Highway.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Staff Sergeant Thomas Allen Baysore Memorial
Highway.
(a) Findings.--
(1) Staff Sergeant Thomas Allen Baysore was a native of
Milton, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Milton Senior High
School.
(2) Upon graduation, Staff Sergeant Baysore enlisted in
the United States Army.
(3) Staff Sergeant Baysore's distinguished 12-year
career in the United States Army included three deployments
to Afghanistan and one deployment to Iraq.
(4) Staff Sergeant Baysore's awards and citations
include three Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement
Medals, Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, four
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Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal,
three Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Iraq Campaign Medal with
Arrowhead, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons,
Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Defense Medal,
U.S. Army Basic Recruiter Badge-Silver with two Gold
Achievement Stars, three U.S. Army Basic Recruiter Badge-Gold
with three Star Sapphires, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert
Infantryman's Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge,
Parachutist Badge with Distinguished Device, Bronze Service
Star and Expert Marksmanship Badge.
(5) Staff Sergeant Baysore was most recently assigned to
Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th
Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Fort
Campbell, Kentucky, as a squad leader.
(6) On September 26, 2013, Staff Sergeant Baysore made
the ultimate sacrifice in selfless service to his nation
during combat operations in Paktya Province, Afghanistan.
(7) Staff Sergeant Baysore is remembered as a loving
father to his son, Darren, a devoted husband to his wife,
Jamie, and a cherished son and brother to his parents and
sisters.
(b) Designation.--The section of Pennsylvania Route 54 in
Montour County where it passes under U.S. Route 147 to where it
intersects with Pennsylvania Route 254 is hereby designated the
Staff Sergeant Thomas Allen Baysore 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 2. Effective date.
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This act shall take effect immediately.
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