Rhode Island Post Office to Be Named for Fallen Soldier

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Congress has permitted laws to call a Rhode Island submit workplace after a fallen soldier.

The laws to call the ability within the Slatersville part of North Smithfield after Spc. Matthew R. Turcotte, which beforehand handed the U.S. Senate in July, now goes to President Biden’s desk to be signed into legislation, in response to an announcement from Rhode Island’s congressional delegation.

Turcotte, a lifelong resident of North Smithfield, was serving with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Fight Group of the 4th Infantry Division when he was killed in August 2017 throughout a stay ammunition coaching train at Fort Carson in Colorado. He was 20 years previous. He’s survived by his spouse, dad and mom and two sisters.

Turcotte joined the Military in 2015 after graduating from North Smithfield Excessive Faculty the place he was co-captain of the soccer staff. He was deployed to Kosovo whereas within the Military.

“We’re eternally grateful for Matthew’s devoted service to the nation. He died within the line of obligation and naming this submit workplace after him is a technique to honor and bear in mind him,” U.S. Jack Reed mentioned in an announcement.

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A proper dedication ceremony on the submit workplace might be scheduled for the spring.

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