Murt to Unveil Memorial for Fallen Desert Storm Marine
HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will host a road dedication to honor a local Marine who gave his life serving during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

On Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m., Murt will unveil a new sign designating a portion of Blair Mill Road in Upper Moreland Township, between Route 611 and Route 63, as the CPL Michael Cooke Memorial Highway. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held rain or shine.

The ceremony will take place at the Settlement Music School, 318 Davisville Road in Willow Grove.

Cooke was deployed to Kuwait in December 1990 during Operation Desert Storm, where he displayed exceptional bravery while participating in a successful patrol to provide the 2nd Marine Division with intelligence concerning an enemy minefield. Cooke located an unmined foot lane that up to that time could not be located or observed in detail by any other means. He died on Feb. 22, 1991.

“We have not recognized the sacrifice of CPL Michael Cooke up to this point, but we will correct that omission,” Murt said. “It’s important that we remember all the men and women from this community who gave their lives for our country.”

Representative Thomas P. Murt
152nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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