?–?A local Korean War serviceman who died in combat was commemorated on Wednesday, June 1, when a Somerset County bridge was dedicated in his memory.
The Private First Class Howard Hahn Memorial Bridge was designated under Act 6 of 2022
, authored by Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford). PFC Hahn’s family and community members joined Metzgar in paying tribute to the fallen United States Marine.
“As a native of Hooversville, it is only fitting to designate a bridge in Hahn’s honor,” Metzgar said. “His ultimate sacrifice is felt throughout the community, and he deserves this bridge dedication to keep his memory alive.”
Hahn was killed in action during the Korean War on March 19, 1953, while fighting the enemy.
The bridge named in his honor is located on State Route 4021 over the Stonycreek River in Hooversville Borough.
Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Nate Temple