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: John Hickman

John Hickman, Calvary Cemetery, Altoona I entered the sacred grounds of Altoona's Calvary Cemetery to seek one of the region's most notable figures. I drove past local leaders and sports figures who I would visit later so I could pay my respects to a man who was honored for his bravery. I made my way … Continue reading Medal of Honor: John Hickman

Medal of Honor: Ferdinand Rohm

Medal if Honor recipient Ferdinand Rohm, Mifflintown Note: Rohm's name is spelled incorrectly on his tombstone. It had been two years since I had last been in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery in Mifflintown. I entered the gates to the cemetery at the junction of North and North Third Streets and drove slowly along the roadway searching … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Ferdinand Rohm

Medal of Honor: James B. Thompson

Medal of Honor recipient James B Thompson Note: I want to start by stating that in numerous sources James B. Thompson is sometimes confused with James G. Thompson, also a Medal of Honor recipient. James G. Thompson served with the Fourth New York Heavy Artillery and holds the distinction of being part of a set … Continue reading Medal of Honor: James B. Thompson

Daniel Hughes and The Freedom Road Cemetery

Freedom Road Cemetery. Williamsport I was too busy talking to Haylee, a friend from college and my copilot for the day’s journey, and missed the small pull-off along Freedom Road. I passed a familiar blue Pennsylvania historical marker as we continued northward until I found a safe place to turn around and return to the … Continue reading Daniel Hughes and The Freedom Road Cemetery