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Luetkemeyer Legislation to Dedicate Post Office After 3rd District Soldier Passes on House Floor

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Washington, October 11, 2017 | comments
Today, the House of Representatives passed U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (MO-03) legislation to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service in Pacific as the “Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office.”
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Today, the House of Representatives passed U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (MO-03) legislation to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service in Pacific as the “Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office.”

“Today I had the honor of commemorating Specialist White and all he gave to our great country,” Luetkemeyer said. “While the naming of this post office is not nearly enough to honor Jeffrey White nor will it heal the pain felt each and every day by the family he left behind, it is my sincere hope each time the Whites and individuals in Pacific walk by this building, they are reminded of just how grateful and proud we are to call Specialist White one of our own.”

U.S. Army Specialist Jeffrey L. White Jr. grew up in Catawissa and graduated from Pacific High School in 2008. In October 2009, White joined the U.S. Army and graduated from basic training, advanced training and the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, GA. White was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Decision, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, where he deployed for Afghanistan in December 2011. White passed away on April 3, 2012 from injuries sustained by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his unit in the Khost province of Afghanistan.

White’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; Basic Parachutist Badge; Combat and Special Skill Badge Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge; and the Overseas Service Bar.

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