PRINTER'S NO. 116
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
151
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY SANCHEZ, BURNS, RYAN, HENNESSEY, GUENST, HILL-
EVANS, ROTHMAN, LONGIETTI, N. NELSON, HOWARD, KINSEY,
GALLOWAY, COX, STRUZZI, NEILSON, T. DAVIS, FREEMAN, IRVIN,
DEASY, O'MARA, WEBSTER, SCHWEYER AND SAINATO,
JANUARY 13, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, JANUARY 13, 2021
AN ACT
Designating the portion of State Route 2038, also known as
Fitzwatertown Road, between Jenkintown Road and North Hills
Avenue in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, as the
CPL Vincent J. Wargo, Jr., U.S.M.C. Memorial Highway.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. CPL Vincent J. Wargo, Jr., U.S.M.C. Memorial
Highway.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) CPL Vincent J. Wargo, Jr., was born in Philadelphia
on April 19, 1949, to Helen T. Coogan Wargo and Vincent
Joseph Wargo and graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School
in 1967.
(2) Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the United
States Marine Corps to serve during the Vietnam War.
(3) On September 15, 1968, while in combat and under
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enemy fire, CPL Vincent J. Wargo, Jr., was shot and killed at
the age of 19 while trying to save some of his brother
Marines. He did not succumb to his wounds until his fellow
Marines were pulled to safety.
(4) CPL Wargo was awarded the Silver Star for his
merits.
(5) A plaque presented by his fellow classmates in CPL
Wargo's honor proudly hangs in the main entrance of Bishop
McDevitt High School.
(b) Designation.--The portion of State Route 2038, also
known as Fitzwatertown Road, between Jenkintown Road and North
Hills Avenue in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County is
designated as the CPL Vincent J. Wargo, Jr., U.S.M.C. 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.
This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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