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Luetkemeyer Renames Cedar Hill Post Office After 3rd District Hero

Washington, June 15, 2015
Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service in Cedar Hill as the “Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office.”

Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service in Cedar Hill as the “Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office.”

“Sergeant Woods dedicated his life to protecting our great country,” Luetkemeyer said. “Renaming the Cedar Hill Post Office after Sergeant Woods will forever remind us of the dedication with which he served the United States of America and the ultimate sacrifice that he made on its behalf.  It has been a true privilege to sponsor this bill in the House of Representatives and I will continue to work to see it signed into law.”

Sergeant Woods was a graduate from Northwest High School in Cedar Hill. He first enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in 1996 as a rifleman and he later enlisted in the United States Army where he attended the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2003 and earned the Green Beret. While in the U.S. Army, SFC Woods was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In 2009, Sergeant Woods died in Germany from wounds sustained while conducting a mounted patrol in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters.