HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the bridge over Little Wills Creek on State Route 96, in Bedford County, will be dedicated as the Staff Sgt. Roger (Rod) Guy Holler Memorial Bridge. A dedication ceremony will take place on Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., at the bridge.
Holler was a native of Buffalo Mills, and a graduate of Hyndman High School. He was drafted into the United States Army in June 1969, while attending Pittsburgh Technical Institute. He lost his life in the line of duty on Jan. 16, 1971, in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. He was 21 years old.
“Staff Sgt. Holler was an American hero who gave his life for his country. He, and all Americans who have been killed in the line of duty, deserve our unending gratitude,” said Metzgar. “This bridge will honor his memory and serve as a reminder of the reason we are allowed to live freely.”
Holler was a member of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Purple Heart.
Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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