FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2011
SCHUMER, MCCARTHY ANNOUNCE NAMING OF LYNBROOK POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF NAVY CORPSMAN JEFFREY L. WIENER, A LYNBROOK NATIVE WHO WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY SERVING HIS COUNTRY IN IRAQ
Navy Corpsman Wiener Joined U.S. Navy Soon After Attacks of September 11th In Order to Serve His Country
Wiener Began His Service at the Age of 14 in Lynbrook as a Volunteer Firefighter And Served the Community Until 2002
Schumer, McCarthy: Renaming the Lynbrook Post Office After Jeffrey L. Wiener, a Proud and Courageous Patriot, is a Fitting Tribute to His Bravery and Dedication to our Nation
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Carolyn McCarthy announced that as a result of legislation they introduced and passed, Lynbrook Post Office would be renamed Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener Post Office today. The post office renaming is in honor of Jeffrey L. Wiener, a deceased Lynbrook resident who gave his life to serve his country. Wiener had served his community as a volunteer firefighter starting at the age of 14. In 2003, Wiener enlisted in the Navy and was sent to Iraq, where he was later killed along with three of his comrades. Schumer and McCarthy said that today’s renaming is a fitting tribute to a brave American who gave his life for his country.
“Jeffrey Wiener was an American hero, and by renaming the Lynbrook Post office after him we honor his courage and dedication,” said Schumer. “It is a truly fitting tribute to a man who gave his life for his country.”
Representative Carolyn McCarthy said, "We couldn't be more grateful for the brave and selfless Jeffrey Wiener, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This post office renaming will ensure that Lynbrook residents for generations to come will be reminded of Jeffrey's courage and love for his country."
Jeffrey Wiener, a native of Lynbrook, began serving as a Lynbrook volunteer firefighter in 1987 at the age of 14, when he joined as a junior firefighter. He rose to the rank of Captain in 2000 and continued to serve the community until 2002. In 2000, he became an AMT for Nassau County to continue saving lives and ensuring public safety. On May 1, 2003, after the attacks of September 11, he decided to enlist on the U.S. Navy to serve his country. On May 7, 2005, while serving in Al-Anbar Province in Iraq, he was killed along with three other Marines from his Unit in an ambush and bombing in Haditha, Iraq. He left behind his life Maria Babario Wiener, and two daughters, Mikayla Lynn and Theodora Rose.
In 2006, the Lynbrook Fire Department dedicated a special plaque in his honor at Veterans Park in Lynbrook. The plaque was placed at the same location where many other veterans have been memorialized throughout the years. And in 2007, his battalion, the Third Battalion 25th Regiment Marines out of Buffalo, NY, dedicated a wing of their medical facility in his honor.