House approves Phillips-Hill’s legislation honoring local fallen Marine

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation today that would designate the bridge carrying Iron Stone Hill Road (State Route 2087) over the Codorus Creek as the Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle and Tosca Memorial Bridge.

The legislation’s sponsor, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), said it is a fitting tribute to a local Marine who embodied the spirit of York County.

“Sgt. Wrinkle’s service and dedication to this nation should forever be remembered,” Phillips-Hill said. “It was his loyalty and courage that he showed in Afghanistan when he ran into a barracks fire to rescue his service dog in a heroic act, laying down his life for his partner, that we commend, honor and remember.”

Sgt. Wrinkle graduated from Dallastown High School in 2001. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Special Operations Multi-Purpose K9 Handler for the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Company G and Marine Special Operations Team 8221 in Herat Province, Afghanistan.

He was deployed on July 1, 2011. He passed away on July 31, 2011 while trying to rescue his service dog, Tosca, from a barracks fire in Herat Province, Afghanistan.

Senate Bill 441 heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.

You can listen to Senator Phillips-Hill’s remarks here.