A bridge will soon bear the name of a fallen South Middleton Township Marine.
Act 73 of 2017, signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf Friday, designates a bridge on State Route 2003 over the Yellow Breeches Creek in South Middleton Township as the Sgt. Adam C. Schoeller Memorial Bridge.
“We are thrilled this is finally moving forward after several stumbling blocks this past year. It will be a wonderful tribute to Adam and a reminder to us that he won’t be forgotten,” said Laurie Schoeller, Adam’s mother.
“I’m glad we were successful in paying tribute to this young man who chose to serve his country, and I look forward to soon adding proper signage to the bridge,” said state Rep. Will Tallman, who represents the 193rd Legislative District in which Schoeller lived.
Schoeller, who lived in Gardners and graduated from Boiling Springs High School, was deployed with the United States Marine Corps during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was among 12 Marines lost on Jan. 14, 2016, off the north shore of Hawaii when two CH-53 helicopters collided during a night training mission.
All 12 Marines were ruled as deceased and Schoeller was among the three whose remains were never found.