Congressman Steve Stivers (R -- Columbus) today introduced legislation to name postal facilities in Ohio's 15th Congressional District after: Lance Corporal Joshua McDaniels, Master Sergeant Shawn Hannon and Master Sergeant Jeffery Rieck. All three men served in the United States Military and lost their lives defending our country.
"This is a small measure Congress can take to honor the lives' of these three brave service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms," Stivers said. "All three of these men deserve to be properly honored for their courageous service and I thank God every day that heroes like these stand on the front lines and protect our freedom."
* United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Josh McDaniels lost his life on June 12, 2011, while deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. A Marine from Dublin, Ohio, Lance Cpl. McDaniels, 21, gave the ultimate measure of devotion when he was killed in action while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, protecting our nation and its freedoms. McDaniels was deployed to Afghanistan in March 2011, where he served in a mine detecting unit, securing the path for others.
He was raised in Madison County and grew into a formidable athletic opponent, a dedicated friend to many, and a loving husband, son, and brother. Josh excelled on the football field, chosen as captain his senior year and making second team All-County as a defensive end. His hard-work and unwavering dedication also allowed him to dominate on the wrestling mat, nearly making state finals in 2008.
Stivers legislation would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 South Oak Street in London, Ohio, as the "Lance Corporal Joshua B. McDaniels and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building.
* Ohio Army National Guard Master Sergeant Shawn Hannon lost his life on April 4, 2012, while deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. A soldier from Grove City, Ohio, Master Sgt. Hannon, 44, gave the final measure of devotion when he was killed in action while serving in the line of duty in the protection of our nation.
Shawn was a lifelong soldier who served for almost 20 years in the Ohio Army National Guard. Hannon was the kind of soldier who makes the citizens of Ohio's 15th Congressional District so proud. He served in multiple deployments, which included Iraq; RAF Lakenheath, England; Mississippi for Hurricane Katrina, and Florida for Hurricane Andrew.
As a father, husband, son, brother, and friend, Master Sgt. Hannon was known for his charisma, love, and loyalty. Stivers' legislation would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2539 Dartmoor Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building.
* Ohio Army National Guard Master Sergeant Jeffrey Rieck lost his life on April 4, 2012, while deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. Rieck, 46, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and served a 25-year career with the military that began in May 1987.
A dedicated and loving father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend, Master Sgt. Rieck will be remembered as a true hero who dedicated every aspect of his life to his family, loved ones, and country--a man who served with true pride and grace.
The bill would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3700 Riverside Drive in Columbus, Ohio, as the Master Sergeant Jeffery J. Rieck and Veteran Memorial Post Office.