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Brockport salutes a hometown hero

Everyday a local kid marches off voluntarily to do something that most of us don't have the guts to do: sacrifice for our country.  It's always good to remember these heroes. They provide a fine example for our kids to emulate.  Here's a perfect example, courtesy of our pals at News 10NBC....

Efforts to name a local post office after a fallen hero is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter tell News10NBC legislation to name a post office in Brockport after Staff Sergeant Nicholas Reid has passed the Senate.

Reid of Brockport died as a result of an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan.

"Staff Sergeant Reid served with truly heroic bravery," Senator Gillibrand said. "He answered the highest call, saved the lives of countless of his brothers and sisters in combat, and made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Naming the Brockport Post Office after him will honor his legacy in the community he loved for all to proudly remember his life and his service."

"Staff Sergeant Reid's job was to disarm enemy bombs so his fellow soldiers would be safe from explosions - a practice that defines our military's values of bravery and selflessness," said Rep. Slaughter. "Naming the Brockport Post Office after him will ensure that the memory of his courage and sacrifice lives on as an example for future generations."

Reid received numerous medals including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal.

The legislation still has to pass in the House.

God bless Staff Sgt. Reid and his family for his sacrifice, and bless our troops.

 

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