– Rep. Joe Hogan (R-Bucks) introduced legislation that would designate a bridge in Middletown Township as the Staff Sgt. Jae S. Moon Memorial Bridge “Staff Sgt. Moon is one of the many local heroes we have here in the 142nd,” Hogan said. “Renaming this bridge after Staff Sgt. Moon is one of the little things we can do to honor the sacrifice he made for our country.”
Staff Sgt. Jae S. Moon was born in South Korea in 1985 but spent most of his life as a Pennsylvania resident. He graduated from Neshaminy High School in 2003 and enlisted in the United States Army. His dream was to use the GI bill and ultimately become an FBI agent. On Dec. 25, 2006, Moon died due to injuries received when an IED detonated near his vehicle. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
“In recognition of Staff Sgt. Moon’s service and sacrifice, I am proud to introduce this legislation,” Hogan said, “I hope this commemoration will bring comfort to his family and friends, as well as honor Staff Sgt. Moon’s sacrifice to protecting the ideas and values of our great nation.”