Bridge Naming Ceremony for Local War Hero To Take Place Thursday, August 6 in Johnstown

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr., (R-35) will take part in a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 6 in Johnstown to name a bridge for local war hero Seaman Apprentice Kenneth D. Scaife, who died in Vietnam. 

The event will take place at the bridge near 101 Homestead Avenue, in Johnstown. Parking is available at the Homestead United Methodist Church — which is a short walk from the bridge site.

At the ceremony, the bridge on State Route 3016 over Solomon Run in the City of Johnstown will be officially designated as the Seaman Apprentice Kenneth D. Scaife Memorial Bridge.

A native of Johnstown, Seaman Apprentice Scaife was born August 6, 1953, and attended Johnstown High School.  Scaife served in the United States Navy aboard the USS William C. Lawe, DD-763, 7th Fleet, as a machine gunner.  He was declared Missing in Action/Killed in Action after being lost at sea off the coast of South Vietnam while his vessel was providing gunfire support on January 3, 1973.

“Seaman Apprentice Scaife was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal,” Langerholc said. “This bridge will serve as a constant reminder of his dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for our country.”


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