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Post office renamed for fallen corpsman

The Lynbrook Post Office was renamed Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener Post Office on Friday in honor of the Lynbrook native who was killed in the line of duty while serving his country in Iraq.

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy announced the renaming, a result of legislation they introduced and helped pass, they said.

“It is a truly fitting tribute to a man who gave his life for his country,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.

Wiener began serving as a Lynbrook volunteer firefighter in 1987 at the age of 14, when he joined as a junior firefighter. He rose to the rank of captain in 2000 and continued to serve the community until 2002.

In 2003, Wiener enlisted in the Navy after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and was sent to Iraq, where he was killed in 2005 along with three of his comrades in an ambush and bombing in Haditha. He left behind his wife Maria Babario Wiener, and two daughters, Mikayla Lynn and Theodora Rose.

“This post office renaming will ensure that Lynbrook residents for generations to come will be reminded of Jeffrey’s courage and love for his country,” McCarthy (D-Mineola) said in a statement.

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