Feb. 15, 2024

WHAT:    The portion of Syberton Road which crosses Clearfield Creek in Gallitzin Township, Cambria County, will be dedicated in honor of Private Martin J. Hanlon, a 1968 Penn Cambria High School graduate. Pvt. Hanlon was killed in action in 1970 during the Vietnam War when the truck on which he was serving as a gunner struck a landmine in the roadway in Quang Nam Province of South Vietnam. The renaming is taking place as the result of legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) which became part of Senate Bill 621/Act 17 of 2023

WHO:     Members of Pvt. Hanlon’s family will be in attendance, along with local military officials. 

WHEN:    Tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 16), 1 p.m.

WHERE:    Cresson American Legion Post 238, 222 Ashcroft Ave., Cresson.

Media contact:    Scott Little, 717.260.6137, slittle@pahousegop.com