Gillespie Legislation Would Honor Local Serviceman
HARRISBURG – The state House has unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) that would honor the memory and service of United States Army Specialist Martin Wilson Kondor of York County. House Bill 1602 may now be considered by the state Senate.

“I’d like to thank my House colleagues for approving my bill and I hope the Senate acts quickly and sends it to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for his signature,” Gillespie said.

House Bill 1602 would rename the Furnace Road bridge over the Codorus Creek in East Manchester Township and Hellam Township the “Martin Wilson Kondor Memorial Bridge.” Kondor, who achieved the rank of private first class, was a 2002 graduate of Eastern York High School.

In April, 2004, Kondor was killed in action while serving his country in Baqubah, Iraq, as a member of a personal security detail. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medal with “V” Device, denoting valor and heroism in the line of duty.

Kondor’s parents are Michael and Cherrieny Kondor, who was instrumental in creating the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden in York for families who have lost loved ones in service to our country.

Questions about this or any legislative issue may be directed to Gillespie’s district office at (717) 840-4711.

Representative Keith Gillespie
47th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little

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