Dillsburg bridge named to honor WWII fighter pilot

A York County bridge has been named to honor a decorated World War II fighter pilot.

Lt. Glenn Lee Bowers was a member of the Marine fighter squadron best known as the Black Sheep.

His son, Toby Bowers, helped to unveil a sign that officially dedicated the Route 15 bridge over the Yellow Breeches Creek in Carroll Township as the Glenn Bowers Memorial Bridge.

“My dad and many others answered their country’s call in the dark days of the 40’s,” Toby Bowers said. “The honor that’s been given to my dad leaves me speechless.”

He’s probably Dillsburg’s favorite son,” state Representative Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) said.

Glenn Bowers returned from the war and lived out his years in Dillsburg until he passed away in 2010.

“Thousands of times I’ve crossed this bridge. I have paid no attention to it. Now, it’s going to be an entirely different situation,” Toby Bowers said.

“The first time I go across and see the sign, I don’t know what kind of feelings I’ll have, but I know I’ll be proud.”

“He was the real deal,” Regan said. “Some people just deserve it. He deserves the credit and I am happy we were able to get this done for Glenn and his family.”

“He signed up not to be a hero, but to defend this great nation,” Toby Bowers said.

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