SCHUMER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO NAME LYNBROOK POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF NAVY CORPSMAN JEFFREY L. WIENER, A LYNBROOK NATIVE WHO WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY 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 to the Lynbrook Community at the Age of 14 as a Volunteer Firefighter Schumer: 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
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he is introducing legislation to rename the Lynbrook Post Office, located at 100 Broadway in Lynbrook, New York, the Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener Post Office. The post office renaming is in honor of Jeffrey L. Wiener, a deceased Lynbrook resident who gave his life in service to 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 says this legislation is a tribute to a brave American who gave his life for his country.
"Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener is the epitome of a true American hero," Schumer said. "By renaming the Lynbrook Post office after this brave man, we are honoring his courage and his dedication to his community and the nation. The Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener Post Office will truly be a fitting tribute to a man who gave his life for his country."
Jeffrey Wiener, a native on 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 his efforts to save 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 AlAnbar 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 a wife, 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. In 2007, his battalion, the Third Battalion 25 thRegiment Marines out of Buffalo, NY, dedicated a wing of their medical facility in his honor.
Schumer added, "Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and naming the Lynbrook Post office after him will honor his legacy in his community."
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