PRINTER'S NO. 117
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
152
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY BURNS, GUENST, KINSEY, RYAN, BURGOS, COX,
LONGIETTI, HILL-EVANS, JOZWIAK, FREEMAN, WEBSTER, NEILSON AND
STRUZZI, JANUARY 13, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, JANUARY 13, 2021
AN ACT
Designating a bridge, identified as Bridge Key 43267, on that
portion of State Route 3041, also known as Dishong Mountain
Road, over U.S. Route 22 in Jackson Township, Cambria County,
as the Technical Sergeant Mike Capelli Memorial Bridge.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Technical Sergeant Mike Capelli Memorial Bridge.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) Technical Sergeant Mike Capelli was born in Nanty
Glo, Pennsylvania, on May 15, 1918.
(2) He served in the United States Army during World War
II as part of Company I, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th
Infantry Division.
(3) He was wounded many times and performed many acts of
heroism for which he was decorated during his tours of Italy,
Germany and France.
(4) On May 28, 1944, in Aprilia, Italy, Technical
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Sergeant Mike Capelli's squad was impeded by the enemy's
machine guns. Technical Sergeant Capelli deployed his men and
led them in an assault on the enemy's position. Although
outnumbered and faced with intense fire, he succeeded after
fierce hand-to-hand fighting in destroying the enemy
position. For these actions, he was awarded an Oak Leaf
Cluster to his Silver Star Medal.
(5) On January 8, 1945, in Wildenguth, France, Technical
Sergeant Mike Capelli was shot and killed while organizing
his men during an attack by a reinforced band of German SS
Troopers.
(6) His awards include the Silver Star with Oak Leaf
Cluster, Bronze Star and Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf
Clusters.
(b) Designation.--The bridge, identified as Bridge Key
43267, on that portion of State Route 3041, also known as
Dishong Mountain Road, over U.S. Route 22 in Jackson Township,
Cambria County, as the Technical Sergeant Mike Capelli 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 2. Effective date.
This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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