The U.S. Senate approved H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland as the "Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office." Now it heads to President Trump's desk for his signature

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) all gave statements.

Rep. Newhouse introduced H.R. 5504 with the support of the entire Washington delegation to honor the life and service of U.S. Marine Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman of Richland, who was serving in the 2nd Raider Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina when he was tragically killed in a cargo plane crash in Mississippi on July 10, 2017. The legislation now heads to President Trump's desk for his signature.

Watch the remarks made by Rep. Newhouse--

“The Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office will serve as a reminder of his legacy of service and sacrifice," said Senator Maria Cantwell. "From Hanford High to the elite forces of the Marine Corps, Sergeant Schmieman was a shining example of leadership, dedication, and the best our country has to offer.”

“Sergeant Schmieman was a decorated Marine who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation," said Senator Patty Murray. "I’m proud to join my colleagues in remembering this brave Washingtonian by naming the West Van Giesen Post Office in his honor.”

Source: Media partner nbcrightnow

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