MOUNT JOY, Pa. (WHTM) — Congressman Lloyd Smucker and other officials celebrated a late World War II veteran by naming the Mount Joy, Lancaster post office after him.
The World War II veteran, Harold Billow served in the army during WWII and was the last known survivor of the Malmedy massacre during the Battle of the Bulge.
Billow was one of 120 American soldiers who were captured by the S.S. Waffen. As they began shooting, Billow fell down and laid still and then ran to safety.
“(He) would put out 87 flags for the individuals who’ve died, in his lawn, every Memorial Day,” Representative Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster/York) said.
“They don’t make them like him anymore. They gave everything just to have freedom. They gave everything up to go overseas and fight for the country” Grandson Joel Billow said.
In May 2022, at the age of 99, Billow passed away.