Fallen Sailor's name could be on hometown post office

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HARRISTOWN, Ill. (WAND) – A bill to honor a fallen Sailor has moved through the U.S. House.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) is backing a bill to name the Harristown post office after Petty Officer Logan Palmer. Palmer, who is from Harristown, lost his life in Aug. 2017, when the USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker near Singapore.

H.R. 5935 would call the building the “Logan S. Palmer Post Office”. It unanimously passed the House in September.

“Although I never had the honor of meeting Logan, I have since come to know his parents, Theresa and Sid, and I was honored they were able to join me when I introduced this bill earlier this year,” Davis said when addressing the House floor on Thursday. “And I am honored today to ask my colleagues to join me in passing this important legislation to honor one of America's heroes.”

He spoke about the significance that naming the post office after Palmer could carry.

“Designating this post office will not only honor Logan's service, but also serve as a grave reminder of risks that our service members take on each day and the responsibilities we have to them as a country,” he added.

Palmer went to school at Sangamon Valley High School and Richland Community college, then became an interior communications electrician in the Navy.

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