Legislation proposed to name Brockport Post Office after fallen Army Staff Sergeant Nicholas Reid
Posted at: 03/29/2013 11:40 AM | Updated at: 03/29/2013 11:41 AM
There is new legislation being proposed to rename the Brockport Post Office after a local fallen hero.
The legislation was announced Friday by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reid, of Brockport, died December 13 at a hospital in Germany after being wounded during his second deployment to Afghanistan.
"Staff Sergeant Reid served with truly heroic bravery," Senator Gillibrand said. "He answered the highest call, saved the lives of countless of his brothers and sisters in combat, and made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Naming the Brockport Post Office after him will honor his legacy in the community he loved for all to proudly remember his life and his service."
"Staff Sergeant Reid was a courageous hero who will be deeply missed," said Congresswoman Slaughter. "His job was to disarm enemy bombs so his fellow soldiers would be safe from explosions - the very definition of bravery and selflessness. Naming the Brockport Post Office after him will ensure that the memory of his courage and sacrifice lives on as an example for future generations."