– Last weekend, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) participated in a ceremony renaming a bridge on a portion of State Route 1004 over the Conococheague Creek in Greene Township as the Private Charles W. “Bill” Roher Memorial Bridge.
“It was a beautiful day for the dedication of the bridge, and a special opportunity for Bill’s family to celebrate his life and service to our country,” said Kauffman. “The men and women who have fought and died for our rights, freedom and protection deserve our utmost gratitude. It was a true privilege to be able to help recognize this war hero.”
Roher was a native of Chambersburg and served in the United States Army from April 1943 to March 1945. Roher honorably served his country with the 17th Airborne Division, Company C, 194th Glider Infantry.
He was a highly decorated veteran of World War II, having earned the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European Theater of War Ribbon with one star, Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Badge with rifle bar and Glider Badge.
This dedication was made possible through legislative language Kauffman drafted that was included in Senate Bill 894 and signed into law on Feb. 15.
Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) introduced language that was signed into law to rename a bridge on a portion of State Route 1004 over the Conococheague Creek in Greene Township as the Private Charles W. “Bill” Roher Memorial Bridge. Kauffman is pictured with Roher’s family during the bridge dedication ceremony held last Saturday, July 14.
Representative Rob Kauffman
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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