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Tallmadge -- The U.S. Senate passed a bill July 10 that, if signed by President Barack Obama, would rename the Tallmadge branch of the Post Office the "Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Jr. Post Office Building."
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced the bill April 26, 2013. He partnered with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, who sponsored the original legislation the U.S. House of Representatives passed in March.
The building, located at 162 Northeast Ave., would be renamed 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.
"Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Jr. was a committed member of the U.S. armed forces who fought to secure America's freedoms," Brown said in a press release. "His sacrifice, and that of his family, should not be forgotten. By renaming the Tallmadge Branch Post Office after him, we can honor his legacy and the example he set for all Americans.
"I thank Rep. Ryan for introducing and helping pass this bill in the House," Brown continued. "And I thank my colleagues in the Senate for helping pass this bill through Congress. Now I urge President Obama to sign this bill into law--in order to honor Lance Corporal Daniel Deyarmin as soon as possible."
"I'm proud that this legislation will go to the President's desk for signature so that we will honor the life and service of Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Jr., who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country two days after his 22nd birthday," Ryan said. "It is important that our communities find a way to honor the lives of their fallen heroes, and renaming the Tallmadge Post Office in Lance Corporal Deyarmin's memory is a fitting reminder."
A section of Interstate 76 between routes 91 and 532 near Summit Racing was dedicated to Lance Cpl. Deyarmin last year.
Also in his memory, his mother, Edie Deyarmin, organizes the annual Lance Cpl. Daniel "Nate" Deyarmin Jr. Memorial Benefit Run, which raises money for disabled and disadvantaged American veterans and their families.
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