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President Trump Signs Collins Bill to Honor Fallen Marine Into Law

Mar 26, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has signed H.R. 3821, legislation to rename Georgia’s Clermont Post Office in honor of Zack T. Addington, into law. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) introduced the bill this September, and it passed the House in November and the Senate in March.

“President Trump's signature has cemented the legacy of a northeast Georgia hero who gave his life defending our nation. The Zack T. Addington Post Office will remind this community of our shared values and gratitude to American service members,” said Collins.

Collins also honored Addington when he spoke about the bill on the House floor.

Background:

Known to his neighbors as Zack, Addington joined the United States Marine Corps in 1967. A native of Clermont, 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.