Jan. 14, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced that the House unanimously passed his legislation to honor Sgt. 1st Class Thomas McDonough.

Cook’s bill will designate a bridge on a portion of State Route 8042 over U.S. Route 40 in Washington County as the SFC Thomas McDonough Memorial Bridge.

A native of West Brownsville in Washington County, McDonough enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 where he served with the Ordnance Bomb Disposal Detachment, 1st Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment in both WWII and the Korean War.

McDonough gave his life in service to the country on Sept. 6, 1950.

“I am excited to share that the House has passed my bill to honor SFC McDonough,” said Cook. “Our community is grateful for the service and sacrifice that he gave for our country and our freedom. Is it my hope that this bridge designation will be a constant reminder to us of this man’s great service to our country.”

House Bill 1915 now goes before the state Senate for consideration.

Representative Bud Cook
49th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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