Two Buffalo Marines are being remebered with a new monument in Gettyburg, PA-- but it's not what you might think.
On June 26, 1922, two Marines aboard the plane died when their plane crashed in Gettsyburg.
This week, a new historical marker was unveiled not for from the spot... which is not far from the Civil War Battlefield.
The Pilot was Captain George Hamilton, a highly decorated World War I hero, grew up in Buffalo as the son of a correspondent for the old Buffalo Times newspaper.
Gunnery Sgt George Martin also died in the crash. The 23 year old was a graduate of Buffalo School 37 and lived on Virginia Street in Buffalo.
The ultimate sacrifice of two Marines with Buffalo ties, being remembered 96 years later in Gettyburg, PA.
From The Gettysburg Times:
Buffalo Evening News coverage of the crash: