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Long Bill Would Rename Republic Post Office in Honor of Fallen Soldier

Congressman Billy Long is sponsoring legislation that would rename a post office in southwest Missouri after a soldier who died in Afghanistan.  

Special Agent Sergeant Joseph Peters of Republic was killed by an improvised explosive device in October 2013.   

U-S Representative Long says renaming the Republic Post Office in honor of Peters will serve as a reminder of his service in defense of this great nation.  

Special Agent Sergeant Peters went into an area of Afghanistan known to have I-E-Ds to assist with casualty triage.  

Long says his actions allowed for seven wounded members to be safely evacuated.

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