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VIDEO: Local Post Office named in honor of fallen soldier

Sgt. Marcus Mathes
Sgt. Marcus Mathes's ultimate sacrifice is memorialized by renaming the Dade City Post Office in his honor during a ceremony there, March 15, 2010, on what would have been his 28th birthday.

A Tampa Bay hero was memorialized on Monday, March 15, 2010, when the Dade City Post Office was renamed in his honor. Army Sergeant Marcus Mathes was killed on April 28, 2008, when his convoy was attacked by rocket fire in Iraq, near Baghdad.

"He made a very deliberate decision to protect and defend this country every day," said U.S. Representative Ginny Brown-Waite at the ceremony. The Brooksville congresswoman introduced the bill in Congress a year ago. She and all Florida Congress members supported the bill for what is now the "Sgt. Marcus Mathes Post Office", on Church Avenue.

The solemn ceremony was attended by Mathes’s widow, Julia, parents and brother, as well as other family members. His youngest brother leaves for the Army next week.

Watch video coverage from Fox News 13




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