Bartolotta Announces Plans to Honor Local Heroes

HARRISBURG – Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) announced plans today to name a highway, bridge and exit in Washington County in honor of local heroes in the military and law enforcement.

Bartolotta will introduce a bill making the following designations:

  • Exit 17 on Interstate 70 in the City of Washington as the Sergeant Russell Crupe, Jr., Memorial Exit.
  • A section of Pennsylvania Route 50 in Mount Pleasant Township as the Corporal Brady Clement Paul Memorial Highway.
  • The Morgan Road Bridge over Interstate 79 in Cecil Township as the Wreaths Across America Bridge.

Sergeant Russell Crupe, Jr. served two years of active duty in the Navy and six years as a member of the Army National Guard and Army Reserves. He served a tour of duty in Iraq as a combat engineer and earned numerous commendations before passing away in 2012.

Corporal Brady Clement Paul served four years in the State Highway Patrol. He was shot and killed in the line of duty after setting up a roadblock three miles east of New Castle on December 27, 1929.

The Wreaths Across America campaign encourages volunteers to place wreaths on the graves of veterans each December to honor their service to our country. Since the campaign was officially recognized by Congress in 2008, the effort has grown to include wreath-laying ceremonies in every state of the nation and Puerto Rico, as well as 24 overseas cemeteries.

“All of these brave individuals represented our communities with courage and distinction,” Bartolotta said. “These designations will ensure their dedication and incredible service to our community and to our country will be remembered for many generations to come.” 

CONTACT:  Colleen Greer (717) 787-1463