Margaret Sutton and the Judy Bolton Mysteries

When Jessica emailed me and asked if I had ever heard of the Margaret Sutton, I had to admit that I had not. After a couple emails back and forth – in which she sent me rough directions to the cemetery where Sutton was buried - I decided to visit the grave of the Pennsylvania … Continue reading Margaret Sutton and the Judy Bolton Mysteries

In the Line of Duty: William Stephens

The resting place of William Stephens, Calvary Cemetery, Altoona Altoona's Calvary Cemetery had a much different look to it when I entered it just days after Memorial Day. Unlike the previous visits, this time the cemetery was decorated by flags marking the graves of those who served our country. Before visiting the graves that brought … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: William Stephens

George “Germany” Smith

George 'Germany' Smith, Calvary Cemetery, Altoona I finished paying my respects to Medal of Honor recipient John Hickman, before turning my attention toward another notable person who rests within the borders of Altoona's Calvary Cemetery. Knowing he was buried in the same section as Hickman, my father and I spread out to search the stones … Continue reading George “Germany” Smith

Medal of Honor: Henry Warfel

Medal of Honor recipient Henry Warfel, Philipsburg Cemetery The smell of freshly mowed grass filled the air as I stepped out of the vehicle and scanned the field of stone known as Philipsburg Cemetery. In the distance, a group was walking the cemetery and placing American flags on the graves of veterans. Thankfully, the group … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Henry Warfel

Medal of Honor: Foster Joseph Sayers

Foster Sayers, Schenk's Cemetery, Howard As I turned onto Lower Greens Run Road, Schenk's Cemetery immediately came into view. I entered the sacred grounds and drove back the the main roadway. Schenk's Cemetery is completely surrounded by Bald Eagle State Park and the present cemetery has its own unique history. The cemetery, as it is … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Foster Joseph Sayers

Medal of Honor: Robert Laws

Robert Laws, Blair Memorial Park, Bellewood "You have directions?" my father asked as we entered Blair Memorial Park in Bellwood. I assured him I had coordinates to the Medal of Honor recipient who rests in the rolling hills of the memorial park. I stopped a short distance from the coordinates as we approached the location. … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Robert Laws