Rootstown post office named for fallen Marine

Akron Beacon Journal

ROOTSTOWN TWP.: Every work day, Pam Murray goes in the back entrance of the Rootstown post office to get ready to deliver a rural route in Portage County.

When she arrives this morning to deliver mail, she will be working at a facility named for her only son, Marine Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray, 27, who was killed in a roadside bombing Nov. 16, 2005, outside of Fallujah, Iraq.

“There are not words to describe it,” Murray said after the post office on Tallmadge Road was named for Jeremy Murray in a ceremony Monday morning at Grace Church of Rootstown. A plaque honoring him will be placed in the lobby.

“It is just overwhelming,” Pam Murray said.

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