WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress passed a bill that would honor a Summit County fallen hero. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) helped the Senate pass legislation he supported that would rename the Tallmadge Branch Post Office as the “Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Jr. Post Office Building.” Deyarmin was a Tallmadge native who died on August 1, 2005, while serving as a Marine in Iraq. The legislation was first introduced by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13), with Brown introducing companion Senate legislation. It now awaits President Obama’s signature before becoming law.
“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. 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. 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.”
Lance Corporal (LCpl) Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Jr. was killed during his first tour of duty in Iraq at age 22. In his honor, his parents and sister founded the “LCpl Daniel ‘Nate’ Deyarmin Memorial Benefit Run,” which benefits disabled and disadvantaged veterans and their families. Also, in March of 2013, the Ohio General Assembly voted to name a stretch of Interstate Route 76 the Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin, Jr., Memorial Highway in his remembrance.
Brown continues to be a vocal advocate for military service members and their families. Brown is the Co-Chair of the Senate Air Force Caucus and the only Ohio Senator to serve a full term on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. In May, Brown helped the Senate pass bipartisan legislation that would begin to take critical steps toward reforming the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system to ensure that Ohio’s veterans receive the highest quality care as quickly as possible, no matter where they live or what facility they visit. Brown worked to ensure that the legislation would:
- Allow veterans who face long delays to obtain care outside of the VA system;
- Authorize funds to help the VA immediately hire new doctors and nurses; and
- Enable the Department to more easily remove executives with poor performance history.