Bridge Dedication Ceremony American Legion Post 47 Havre De Grace, MD January 21, 2023

Commander Frank Jackson and Post members of American Legion Post 47, hosted a Bridge Dedication Ceremony in honor of SP/4 Ronald A. Spudis U.S Army, who was killed in action while serving in Vietnam on 11 December 1971.  Mr. Jo Cassilly, Retired States Attorney, was S/P 4 Spudis’ high school classmate and also a Vietnam veteran, sought the recognition for a bridge to be dedicated in honor of S/P4 Spudis.  The Gold Star Mothers Maryland Chapter members were invited to attend the ceremony.  Janice Chance, Donna Robinson and Marie Moudry represented the MD Chapter. After several dignitaries spoke, Ms. Barbara Bullock, the honoree’s sister, was presented with a miniature replica of the sign that is displayed on the Route 155 bridge over Interstate 95. The ceremony was held on the 73rd anniversary of S/P 4 Spudis’ birthday.  It was a wonderful ceremony. Approximately 120 individuals were in attendance. Among the attendees were some of the legislators that supported the request for the approval of a bridge to be dedicated in honor of S/P4 Spudis in addition to family, friends, representatives from veteran service organizations and other patriotic supporters.  After the ceremony the Gold Star Mom’s presented Ms. Bullock with one of the MD Chapter’s 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Challenge coins.  A special luncheon was held for the guests after the event at Coakley’s Pub.  It was a memorable day.