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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Long-Overdue Memorial For Local War Casualty

Long-Overdue Memorial For Local War Casualty

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Members of Army Private Edwin F. Tubbs’ family gathered in front of Coudersport’s Chestnut Street Bridge for a dedication ceremony that included the unveiling of two roadside signs bearing the span’s new name. 

A project of the Potter County Commissioners and the Potter County Veterans Affairs Department that started more than a year ago culminated in Tuesday’s ceremony at the bridge and inside the adjacent Calvary Baptist Church social hall. 

Pvt. Tubbs was killed by small-arms enemy fire in January 1969 while serving in South Vietnam. Details of his battlefield heroism were shared during Tuesday’s program. 

Among those attending were State Senator Joe Scarnati and State Representative Martin Causer, who shepherded legislation through the Pa. General Assembly to rename the bridge. Pvt. Tubbs brother, Russell Tubbs (far right), and his sister, Laura Hemphill (fourth from right) were among family members attending. (Photo by Curt Weinhold)

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

God Bless his family