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Public Law No: 114-167 (06/13/2016)

 
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Public Law 114-167
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
523 East Railroad Street in Knox, Pennsylvania, as the ``Specialist Ross 
   A. McGinnis Memorial Post Office''. <<NOTE: June 13, 2016 -  [H.R. 
                                 433]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) Ross Andrew McGinnis was born and raised in Knox, 
        Pennsylvania, the son of Tom and Romayne McGinnis.
            (2) Specialist McGinnis joined the Army in 2004 and 
        following his training, was assigned to 1st Platoon, C Company, 
        1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 
        1st Infantry Division.
            (3) On December 4, 2006, McGinnis was killed in action while 
        serving in Iraq. For his actions that day, he was awarded the 
        Congressional Medal of Honor by President George W. Bush on June 
        2, 2008.
            (4) From the official Medal of Honor Army Citation:
                    (A) Private First Class Ross A. McGinnis, United 
                States Army. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity 
                at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of 
                duty.
                    (B) Private First Class Ross A. McGinnis 
                distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and 
                intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while 
                serving as an M2 .50-caliber Machine Gunner, 1st 
                Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry 
                Regiment, in connection with combat operations against 
                an armed enemy in Adhamiyah, Northeast Baghdad, Iraq, on 
                4 December 2006.
                    (C) That afternoon his platoon was conducting combat 
                control operations in an effort to reduce and control 
                sectarian violence in the area. While Private McGinnis 
                was manning the M2 .50-caliber Machine Gun, a 
                fragmentation grenade thrown by an insurgent fell 
                through the gunner's hatch into the vehicle. Reacting 
                quickly, he yelled ``grenade,'' allowing all four 
                members of his crew to prepare for the grenade's blast. 
                Then, rather than leaping from the gunner's hatch to 
                safety, Private McGinnis made the courageous decision to 
                protect his crew. In a selfless act of bravery, in which 
                he was mortally wounded, Private McGinnis covered the 
                live grenade, pinning it between his body and the 
                vehicle and absorbing most of the explosion.

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                    (D) Private McGinnis' gallant action directly saved 
                four men from certain serious injury or death. Private 
                First Class McGinnis' extraordinary heroism and 
                selflessness at the cost of his own life, above and 
                beyond the call of duty, are in keeping with the highest 
                traditions of the military service and reflect great 
                credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States 
                Army.
SEC. 2. SPECIALIST ROSS A. MCGINNIS MEMORIAL POST OFFICE.

    (a) Designation.--The facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 523 East Railroad Street in Knox, Pennsylvania, shall be 
known and designated as the ``Specialist Ross A. McGinnis Memorial Post 
Office''.
    (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, 
paper, or other record of the United States to the facility referred to 
in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Specialist 
Ross A. McGinnis Memorial Post Office''.

    Approved June 13, 2016.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 433:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 162 (2016):
            May 23, considered and passed House.
            May 26, considered and passed Senate.

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