Sep. 24, 2020

WHAT: State Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) will honor the life and service of Gary L. Crone, a graduate of Northeastern High School who died in the line of duty on January 29, 1968. As a result of Act 102 of 2019, the bridge spanning the Little Conewago Creek in Manchester and Conewago townships will be named the SSG Gary Crone Memorial Bridge.

A medic assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group, MACV-SOG, SSG Crone lost his life when ambushed on a reconnaissance mission on Hill 471 near Khe Sanh by small arms fire. He perished just one day before he was due to leave Vietnam while on his second tour of duty.

WHO: Gillespie and York County Veterans Affairs Director Terry Gendron will be joined by surviving members of SSG Crone’s family.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Bridge spanning the Little Conewago Creek in Manchester and Conewago Townships. If planning to attend the ceremony, please approach the bridge from the south on Lewisberry Road, where fire police will direct you to park.

Media contact: Mark Zerbe, 717-487-5675 mzerbe@pahousegop.com



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