Congressman Darin LaHood introduces legislation fallen army ranger

BLOOMINGTON - The U.S. Post Office located at 1211 Towanda Avenue will be renamed after fallen U.S. Army Ranger and Bloomington native Sergeant Joshua Rodgers.

On April 27, 2017, U.S. Army Sergeant Joshua P. Rodgers was killed in action supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. The Bloomington native was 22 years old.

Congressman Darin LaHood introduced H.R. 4326 to the U.S. House of Representatives, which would officially rename the office. “The naming of the Bloomington post office is a small gesture to show our appreciation for the ultimate sacrifice Sergeant Rodgers made fighting for our freedoms, but it is my honor to introduce this piece of legislation in his memory,” stated Rep. Darin LaHood.

“There is no way to truly thank Sergeant Rodgers, but it is my hope that this building will serve to honor him and remind all of us of the price of our freedom.” “Sergeant Joshua Rodgers is a hometown hero and we want to make sure that his name and the sacrifice he made for us is remembered for generations to come,” said Congressman Rodney Davis

If signed into law, the bill would formally rename the post office the “Sgt. Josh Rodgers Post Office” in recognition of his heroism and service to our nation.


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