MONT ALTO, Pa. -- A bill renaming a section of Pa. 997 in honor of a fallen soldier received unanimous approval this week from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
House Bill 2413 would rename Pa. 997 the "Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer Memorial Highway" within the Borough of Mont Alto limits.
State Rep. Todd Rock, who introduced the legislation, said he doesn't anticipate any problems with the bill passing the Pennsylvania Senate. Once approved, the road's name change would be represented on signs made by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Shaffer died Dec. 27, 2006, from injuries he received from a roadside bomb Nov. 13, 2006, in Ramadi, Iraq. He was a Mont Alto resident and 2002 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School.
The Little League baseball field in Mont Alto and a building at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., were renamed for Shaffer.