Tallmadge -- The U.S. House of Representatives authorized legislation March 24 to rename the Tallmadge branch of the Post Office the "Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Jr. Post Office Building."
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan sponsored the legislation in honor of Daniel "Nate" Deyarmin, a Tallmadge resident and Marine who died in the line of duty in Iraq on Aug. 1, 2005.
A 2002 graduate of Tallmadge High School, Daniel Deyarmin was 22 years old when he died.
The renaming of the post office in her son's name came as a surprise to Edie Deyarmin, who thought her best friend's request from about a year ago hadn't been granted, possibly because of a lack of post office funding.
"I'm honored, but at the same time, it goes out to all the men who served, that what has happened during the last two wars doesn't go forgotten," she said. "That's what I think is important. So people don't forget what other families have gone through in the past. The ones who are coming home are still suffering, too."
The post office is located at 162 Northeast Ave.
The section of Interstate 76 between routes 91 and 532 near Summit Racing was dedicated to Daniel Deyarmin last May.
The 10th annual Lance Cpl. Daniel "Nate" Deyarmin Jr. Memorial Benefit Poker Run, a fundraiser for disabled and/or disadvantaged American veterans and their families, is set for June 8.
More details about the poker run will be published in future editions of the Tallmadge Express.
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