Bill would rename post offices after fallen Virginia veterans

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U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, center, and Capt. Mike Saum, commodore, Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1, unveil a plaque naming the Port Hueneme post office in honor of U.S. Naval Construction Battalion “Seabees” Fallen Heroes, during a naming ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lowell Whitman)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A Virginia lawmaker is proposing legislation that would rename two post offices for fallen military members from his district.

The Daily Progress reports U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett introduced bills that would name a Palmyra post office in honor of Navy Gunner’s Mate Dakota Kyle Rigsby and another that would name the University of Virginia post office after Army Capt. Humayun Khan.

Rigsby was one of seven sailors who died aboard the USS Fitzgerald on June 17 after it collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan.

Khan was killed in 2004 while in the line of duty in Iraq.

Khan’s father, Khizr Khan, became well known for his criticism of Donald Trump during the Democratic National Convention.

Garrett, a veteran himself, served in the U.S. Army for six years. Garrett’s office says in a statement that both families support the bill.

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