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Reed, Gillibrand Announce House Passage of Bill to Rename Tyrone Post Office after Local Hero

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Washington, DC, July 14, 2014 | comments

The bill introduced by Rep. Tom Reed and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to rename the Tyrone Post Office after Specialist Christopher Scott passed the House Monday. Specialist Scott of Dundee in Yates County was killed on September 3, 2011 while on patrol in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Scott was 21 years old.  

“A young member of such a close knit community, Specialist Scott gave the ultimate sacrifice for us and for our country at just 21 years old,” Reed said. “Specialist Scott was the true definition of patriotism and I am honored to be a part of recognizing him in the House of Representatives and at home where we can preserve Specialist Scott’s legacy as one of this country’s brave heroes.”

“Specialist Scott is a true hometown hero who will always remain in the hearts of his loved ones and the Finger Lakes community,” Senator Gillibrand said. “He answered the highest call and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, serving with bravery, honor and integrity. Designating the Tyrone Post Office in his name will honor his legacy in the community he loved for all to remember.”

Specialist Scott graduated from Dundee Central School in 2009 and began his service in the United States Army. Scott was assigned to the 561st Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade.

While serving in the Army, he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. Posthumously, Specialist Scott was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, NATO Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

The bill would rename the post office located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York the “Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building.” 

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