Fallen Sailor's name to be on post office

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WASHINGTON (WAND) – Harristown’s post office will be renamed after a fallen Sailor following the passage of a bill.

Logan Palmer, a Harristown man who died on board the U.S. John S. McCain when it and a tanker collided in Aug. 2017, will be honored with the new law. The building will be called the “Logan S. Palmer Post Office”.

Congressman Rodney Davis backed the bill since it was first introduced.

"Logan's parents, Sid and Theresa, joined me in D.C. to introduce this bill six months ago and I’m so glad we were able to get this bill honoring their son signed into law this year,” said Davis. “I’ve had the privilege of getting to know the Palmer family over the last year and I hope having the President sign this bill into law this week helps show our nation’s appreciation for Logan’s service and provides some solace for their family during the holidays.”

The U.S. House and Senate both unanimously approved passage of H.R. 5935 in 2018. President Donald Trump then signed it into law.

Davis says the post office will be a “grave reminder” of the sacrifice and risk people who serve their country take on every day. He’s working with the United States Post Office on figuring out a dedication ceremony date.

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