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HV Post Office To Be Named For Fallen CIA Agent

NY-18 Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

The first post office in the United States to be named in memory of a CIA agent is in the Hudson Valley, in Orange County.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s legislation to rename the post office on Route 17M in Monroe as the “National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office.”

“For generations to come, his hometown will be reminded of his service and sacrifice, and my neighbors will continue to be inspired by this man’s deep devotion to his country.”

Speaking on the House floor Tuesday, Maloney says Wenzel had joined the CIA after the 2001 September 11th terrorist attacks and lost his life serving in his first assignment abroad, in Ethiopia in July 2003.

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