Post office to be renamed for fallen soldier

Posted Thursday, June 12, 2014 --- 10:07 a.m.

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) -- The U.S. Post Office in De Pere will be renamed for a Green Bay area soldier who died in Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that names the post office for Cpl. Justin Ross who died in 2011.

WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1lnKqJR ) reports the bill's sponsor, 8th District Congressman Reid Ribble, says the name change is meant to honor all service members from his district who have died in combat since he took office in 2011.

Sgt. Paul Atim, Staff Sgt. Matthew Hermanson, Staff Sgt. Garrick Eppinger Jr. and Staff Sgt. Jordan Bear also died in combat since Ribble took office.

Ribble introduced this legislation in March 2013. The House passed it on March 26th of this year and the Senate did the same three weeks ago.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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