Jeffrey Allen Williams Post Office of Warrenville
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Jeffrey Allen Williams, affectionately known as "Blurch", was a teammate, a friend, and a hero to the Wheaton Warrenville Community. We believe that his service and sacrifice should be honored with the naming of the Warrenville Post Office.
Jeff was a caring individual with a sense of humor that was second to none. He was also a brave leader who answered the call of duty. Upon joining the United States Army after high school, he quickly earned the title of Corporal and valiantly served as an Army Medic in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For his heroism, he earned the following awards and decorations:
- Bronze Star Medal
- Purple Heart
- The Army Commendation Medal
- The Iraqi Campaign Medal
- The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- The National Defense Service Medal
- The Army Service Ribbon
- The Combat Medic Badge
We need your support to show The United States Congress that we stand behind Jeff and that he is worthy of this honor.
Jeffrey's mother, Sandra Williams Smith, started this effort in 2005 because Jeff had such a deep connection to the Post Office. As a child, Jeff ran so many errands to the post office in Warrenville for his mother that he befriended many of the employees. (Those who have met Jeff know how easily he makes new friends.)
Our local paper, The Daily Herald, commented on the issue:
"In the course of reporting the effort to get a Warrenville post office renamed for Jeffrey Allen Williams a number of points became apparent. First, Williams died for his country... while serving as an Army medic in Iraq. That's when the effort to rename the post office began, at the request of Williams' mother, Sandra Smith. Yes, it's tricky to change the name of a federal building. But this is a case when red tape should be quickly clipped by the politicians, who to their credit are trying to get the building renamed the Jeffrey Allen Williams Post Office of Warrenville. It doesn't matter who gets credit for the name change. This is an honor for Williams, and his mother. And it's one that's way overdue." (Daily Herald Editorial Board 9/8/2007)
We couldn't agree more.
[If you would like to go above and beyond, please send a letter of support to Congressman Peter Roskam at: 2700 International Drive, Suite 304, West Chicago, IL 60185 and Congressman Randy Hultgren at: 40W310 Lafox Road, #F2, Campton Hills, IL 60175]
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