HARRISBURG –Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced today legislation to honor a Spring Grove soldier killed in action during the Vietnam War was signed into law.
“At age 25, Pfc. Donald R. Gise was killed on Oct. 4, 1968, while serving his country in the Mekong Delta. He left behind his pregnant wife, Linda,” Grove said. “Pfc. Gise died just 22 days before his son was born.”
Gise, a 1960 graduate of Spring Grove Area High School, was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his actions in combat.
To honor Gise and to remember this sacrifice to his country, Route 3090, known locally as Lehman Road, and Route 3078, known locally as Meyers Road, between Route 116 and Stoverstown Road in the Spring Grove area is renamed the Pfc. Donald R. Gise Memorial Road.
Grove’s original legislation, House Bill 199, was amended into House Bill 1431
, which was signed by the governor.
A ceremony to rename Lehman and Meyers roads in North Codorus Township will be held in the coming months. Details of the ceremony will be released at a later date.
Representative Seth Grove
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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