Jan. 13, 2020
HARRISBURG – On Dec. 21, 1969, a young man from Bedford County gave his life in the service of his country. On Jan. 13, 2019, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to dedicate a bridge for the young man, U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. David Leon Barber.
“David was just 21 years old when he lost hist life in combat during the Vietnam War,” Topper said. “Nearly 51 years after his sacrifice, we are one step closer to memorizing him and honoring what he gave in the name of serving his country.”
Barber was killed in action when the helicopter he was on was shot down in Vietnam.
Topper’s House Bill 1870
would dedicate the bridge on a portion of State Route 1036, known locally as Six Mile Run Road, over Six Mile Run near Barber’s hometown of Defiance in Bedford County. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Representative Jesse Topper
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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