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

Medal of Honor: William Sitman

William Sitman, Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood Following the coordinates I was given, I turned onto the sacred grounds of Logan Valley Cemetery in Bellwood. As many times I had traveled East Pleasant Valley Boulevard - known locally as Old 220 - I never realized this cemetery existed. I entered the cemetery, wishing I had more … Continue reading Medal of Honor: William Sitman

Medal of Honor: Robert E Cox

Robert Cox, Rose Hill Cemetery Entering Rose Hill Cemetery, I immediately noted the cemetery's most famous burial - Hedda Hopper - was now marked with a simple sign pointing the way to her grave. Note: more about Hedda can be found here: Hedda Hopper. I passed her burial location and drove towards the rear of … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Robert E Cox

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