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House passes bill to rename post office

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 7, 2007


The U.S. House Tuesday passed a bill introduced by Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, that would rename a post office in Brooksville in memory of Marine Sgt. Lea Mills of Masaryktown.

Mills was killed by enemy fire April 25, 2006, in Iraq. The U.S. post office, located at 16150 Aviation Loop Drive, will be renamed as the "Sergeant Lea Robert Mills Brooksville Aviation Branch Post Office." The legislation passed by a voice vote, and was co-sponsored by the entire Florida Congressional delegation.

"Sgt. Mills was a true patriot and a brave hero ...," Brown-Waite said. "I am so proud that my fellow members of Congress have honored his commitment and sacrifice with this post office renaming today."

The bill renaming the post office needs to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Bush before it becomes law. In 2006, Brown-Waite was successful in renaming a U.S. post office in Spring Hill after Staff Sgt. Michael Schafer, who was killed in Afghanistan.

[Last modified February 6, 2007, 21:58:45]

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