WHAT: The bridge on Sunnyside Road over the Oswayo Creek in Shinglehouse Borough is being designated as the Pvt. Malon Stanley Memorial Bridge. A native of Potter County, Stanley was drafted into the United States Army at the start of World War II and served in the 1st Cavalry Division. He was among the forces that stormed Leyte Island under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and was killed in action in 1944 while providing cover for his fellow troops who were ordered to retreat. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for his service.
WHO: Rep. Martin Causer; Melissa Stanley, great niece of Malon Stanley; Mitch DeLong, commander, and members of American Legion Post 530; area veterans; and community members.
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Sunnyside Road by the Shinglehouse Borough Park.
Media contact: Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846, firstname.lastname@example.org