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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan and Senator Sherrod Brown Pass Bill to Honor Summit County Fallen Hero

July 10, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress passed a bill that will honor a Summit County fallen hero by renaming 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.

“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,” Congressman 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 Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Jr. was a committed member of the U.S. armed forces who fought to secure America’s freedoms,” Senator 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.”   

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.