Medal of Honor: Jonah “Ed” Kelley

Jonah Edward Kelley, MOH I had never been on Route 220 south of Interstate 68 until this journey. The day's journey was taking me to Keyser, West Virginia, the county seat of Mineral County. I crossed over the North Branch of the Potomac River and entered the community – I was only in the city … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Jonah “Ed” Kelley

Staff Sergeant Robert Barr

Memorial for Robert Barr, Benezette Cemetery Over the years, I’ve made countless trips through Benezette, a small community known by many as being the heart of “Pennsylvania’s Elk Country.” The community, which sits along the Benezette Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek, has countless visitors each year to view the majestic elk that roam the region. … Continue reading Staff Sergeant Robert Barr

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: Harry Harr

Harry Harr, Alto Reste, Altoona After honoring the bravery and sacrifice of Glenn English, Jr, I crossed the roadway and walked down the hillside to where my father was wandering among the stones of Alto Reste Cemetery. He was searching for the grave of the young man whose sacrifice in World War Two saved his … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Harry Harr