Mensch to Join Family in Unveiling Leonard Joseph Taglieber Memorial Highway

Harrisburg – Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) will join the sister of Lance Corporal Leonard Joseph Taglieber next week to unveil a stretch of Route 29 named in his honor.

The official unveiling of Leonard Joseph Taglieber Memorial Highway will take place Thursday, February 14 at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Route 29 (northbound) and Route 663 in Pennsburg. As a result of legislation introduced by Mensch, the stretch of Route 29 from this intersection to Tollgate Road in Upper Hanover Township is named in his honor.

Marine Lance Corporal Taglieber, of East Greenville, died in 1967 from injuries sustained in the Vietnam War.

His sister, Martha Freed, will be on hand for the unveiling, along with John Johnson, the local resident who asked Senator Mensch to lead the effort to honor Lance Corporal Taglieber.

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/senatormensch, or Twitter @SenatorMensch

CONTACT: Sarah Rasmussen srasmussen@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388