Senate votes to name Dauphin County bridge for Halifax soldier

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The state Senate has voted to name a Dauphin County bridge in memory of a Pennsylvania Army National Guard soldier who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Sen. Rob Teplitz’s Senate Bill 1040 would name the bridge over Armstrong Creek in Halifax Township as the Staff Sgt. Brian K. Mowery Memorial Bridge.

Mowery was one of three Pennsylvania Army National Guard members killed in the line of duty when their convoy was attacked with an improvised explosive device in July 2011. All were members of the 131st Transportation Company, based in Williamstown.

Teplitz said Mowery made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom and the bridge designation would serve as a permanent tribute to his life and service.

The bill is awaiting consideration in the House of Representatives.

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