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New Ancestor is Medal of Honor Recipient

A new First Defender ancestor has been introduced to our members.  He is Ferdinand Frederick “Fritz” Rohm, the great-great grandfather of Nancy Melcher.

You can find Fritz’ story in the Civil War Ancestors page of this site.  The chief bugler of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Fritz would have a dramatic impact on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State University that earned him the nation’s highest military award: the Medal of Honor.

Fritz’ story goes well beyond his Civil War service.  Read about this interesting individual and First Defender ancestor!


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