Starting at 10:00AM, on 14 July 2018, a highway dedication for the heroism of Captain Mark T Resh will be held in front of Key Bank, Fogelsville, PA.
Per Pennsylvania House Bill 1431 Section 6: The section of State Route 100 from the intersection of Main Street and Tilghman Street in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, to the intersection of Claussville Road and Kernsville Road in Lowhill Township, Lehigh County, is hereby designated as the Captain Mark T. Resh Memorial Highway.
Captain Mark T. Resh, of Killen, Texas, was a native of Fogelsville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Captain Resh served as an Apache helicopter pilot with the United States Army, 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
On January 28, 2007, near An Najaf, Iraq, Captain Resh placed the helicopter he was piloting in the direct line of enemy fire so that another air crew that was under attack could maneuver out of danger. Over the next 15 minutes, he bravely flew in the face of intense enemy fire to support the coalition ground forces until his aircraft was struck by enemy fire and crashed, killing Captain Resh.
Captain Resh was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action.