Bradford County Commissioners to honor World War II prisoner of war


On Feb. 14, the Bradford County commissioners in conjunction with the Troy VFW post #8675, is planning on recognizing Gerald Spencer during a commissioners meeting that is being held at the Gransville Summit Township building. 

The Township building is located at 111 Coolbaugh Hill Road in Granville Summit Pennsylvania. 

Spencer is the only known living World War II prisoner of war in Bradford County. During the event, Spencer will be receiving multiple recognitions from National to County Level.

It was on Dec. 21, 1994 near Luxemburg when Spencer was captured by German forces and detained for over four months. During his time when he was captured, he was forced to work hard labor cutting timber throughout the woods.

Spencer’s story is one worth telling and will be honored by the Bradford County Veterans Affairs to the best of their abilities at 10 a.m. on Feb. 14.

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