HARRISBURG – Three area servicemen will be honored by having bridges named after them under measures sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) and now headed to the governor’s desk for his signature.
“These men made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and it is important that we remember their service,” Causer said. “Naming these bridges in their honor will serve as a reminder to all of us to pay tribute not only to them but to everyone who has served or is continuing to serve our country.”
Under the bill, the following bridges will be named:
• The bridge on Route 770 over the Tunungwant Creek in McKean County is designated the Master Sergeant Thomas Maholic Memorial Bridge. A native of Bradford Township, Maholic was killed on June 24, 2006, in Ghecko, Afghanistan, when his patrol unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during a cordon and search mission.
• The bridge to be constructed on Route 6 over Dingman Run in Coudersport will be designated the PFC George Pesock Memorial Bridge. A native of Potter County, Pesock was killed in action in July 1944 on the island of Saipan.
• The bridge on Route 872 over Bailey Run in Wharton Township, Potter County, is designated the Sgt. Paul M. Brown Memorial Bridge. Brown lost his life during combat operations in South Korea on March 2, 1951, during his second tour of duty in service to his country. He had also served in World War II.
Once the bill is signed into law, PennDOT will erect signs by each bridge.