Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Marty Thiels remembered.

Senator David Vitter Announces Designation of John “Marty” Thiels
Southpark Station Alexandria Facility to be Named after Slain Letter Carrier

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the designation of the Southpark Station Postal Facility in Alexandria as the John "Marty" Thiels Southpark Station. The facility will be named in honor of Thiels, a United States Postal Service Letter Carrier who was killed while on duty on October 4, 2007.

"I am very pleased that we are able to pay tribute to Mr. Thiels and honor his sacrifice and service to our state," said Vitter. "The designation of the Southpark Station will serve as a testament to the kind of man that he was and I extend my thoughts to his family and friends and join them in honoring his memory."

Thiels served the downtown area for 24 years as a U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier. The bill designating the Southpark Station facility after Thiels passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent.

Hat tip: Cindy Carter

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