Rep. Tom Murt would like to see a portion of Warminster Road renamed in honor of a local veteran who died in Vietnam.
Earlier this month, State Representative Tom Murt (R-152) sent a letter to Upper Moreland Township manager Dave Dodies in regards to renaming a portion of Warminster Road. In the letter, Murt explained his reasons for wanting the name change: A very sad reality about the Vietnam War is that many of the young men and women from the Commonwealth who died in Vietnam, have never been recognized for their service and sacrifices. There are seven men whose home of record was Hatboro, who died in Vietnam. I am currently working on recognition for one of these men. Murt was referring to SP4 Harold E. Cashman. According to Murt, Cashman, a member of the elite First Cavalry Division, grew up on Corinthian Avenue in Hatboro, and died in action Jan. 31…
A memorial tree dedication for fallen Vietnam Veteran and Upper Moreland High School Class of 1961 graduate Capt. Bill Ahlum was led by his brother Dr. Lee Ahlum and State Representative Tom Murt.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Gerry Dungan
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A Magnolia Saucer tree stands alone, newly planted outside the Upper Moreland High School Building. Underneath its growing branches is a lone marker that reads: “In Loving Memory of Cpt William J. Ahlum U.S. Army Class of 1961” “Decades from now, when people ask why a tree was dedicated to Captain William J. Ahlum, we will tell them, ‘Like a tree, Bill Ahlum represented great strength,’” State Representative Tom Murt (PA-152) said on Oct. 21. “Only, he protected people who longed to be free.” Murt addressed over 30 individuals, gathered outside the high school to witness the memorial tree dedication of William Ahlum, a class of 1961 graduate, who died while serving in Vietnam. Murt, along with William Ahlum’s brother, Dr. Leon Ahlum, …