Collins Introduces Bill to Rename Clermont Post Office
WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) has introduced a bill, H.R. 3821, to rename the Clermont Post Office in honor of Zachary Taylor Addington.
Known to his neighbors as Zack, Addington joined the United States Marine Corps in 1967. He became a rifleman in the 3rd Marine Division of the Fleet Marine Force and deployed to Vietnam that year. Addington was promoted to Lance Corporal and served his country honorably until he was killed in action in May 1968.
That June, Addington received the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon in recognition of his service there.
“Lance Corporal Addington led a life of service and honor and sacrificed that life for his countrymen. Northeast Georgia is proud of his legacy, and I’m honored to be part of helping that legacy live on as the Zack T. Addington Post Office in Clermont,” said Collins.
“My family and I are very thankful that Zachary is being honored in this way,” said Addison Addington, Zack Addington’s brother.
Zack Addington was a native of Clermont.