Medal of Honor: Glenn H English, Jr

Memorial to Glenn English, Jr, Alto Reste, Altoona Entering Altoona's Alto Reste Cemetery, I was glad I had directions to the graves I sought. Although far from the largest cemetery I've visited, it would have definitely been a challenge to find any grave without help. As I drove along the cemetery's roadways, I could see … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Glenn H English, Jr

Medal of Honor: George Ramer

George Ramer, Lewisburg Cemetery I arrived in Lewisburg to pay my respects to a Medal of Honor recipient who was buried in the sacred hallowed grounds of the Lewisburg Cemetery. Entering the cemetery from South Seventh Street, I drove slowly, scanning the stones along the edge of the roadway. When I noticed the flags flapping … Continue reading Medal of Honor: George Ramer

Charles “Rip” Engle: PSU Football

Charles "Rip" Engle, IOOF Cemetery, Salusbury "You know who else is buried in this cemetery?" my mother asked as I got back in the vehicle. "Not really," I responded. The reason I was visiting the IOOF Cemetery in Salisbury was to pay my respects to Mark Prynn, a police officer who died in the line … Continue reading Charles “Rip” Engle: PSU Football

Leonard Eshmont: Professional Football Player

Leonard Eshmont Saint Joseph's Cemetery We had spent the day wandering about the cemeteries of Columbia and Schuylkill Counties, tracking down a number of nationally notable and locally interesting people. The cool, autumn weather was ideal as we explored the region and the unique history of the region. Leaving Shamokin, I followed Route 61, before … Continue reading Leonard Eshmont: Professional Football Player