August 02, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand: Bill Re-Naming Lynbrook Post Office In Honor Of Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener Passes Senate

Renaming the Lynbrook Post Office After Jeffrey L. Wiener, a Proud and Courageous Patriot, is a Fitting Tribute to His Bravery and Dedication to our Nation

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced their legislation to rename the Lynbrook Post Office after Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener Post Office passed the Senate late last week.  The post office renaming is in honor of Jeffrey L. Wiener, a deceased Lynbrook resident who gave his life in service to his country. Wiener had served his community as a volunteer firefighter starting at the age of 14. In 2003, Wiener enlisted in the Navy and was sent to Iraq, where he was later killed along with three of his comrades. Schumer says this legislation is a tribute to a brave American who gave his life for his country.

“Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener is a true hero who gave his life for this country,” Schumer said. “Renaming the Lynbrook Post office after this brave man, is just a small recognition of the honor and courage he had demonstrated and his dedication to this nation. The Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener Post Office will truly be a fitting tribute to a man who gave his life for his country.”

“Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener is truly a hometown hero,” Senator Gillibrand said. “He made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, serving with honor, integrity and dignity. Naming the Lynbrook Post Office after him will honor his legacy in his community.”

“It is an honor to sponsor legislation that will rename the Lynbrook Post office after Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener, a true American hero who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country,” said Rep. McCarthy.  “I look forward to working with Senators Schumer and Gillibrand to see that this legislation moves forward in tribute to such a remarkable American.”

Jeffrey Wiener, a native on Lynbrook, 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 2000, he became an AMT for Nassau County to continue his efforts to save lives and ensuring public safety. On May 1, 2003, after the attacks of September 11, he decided to enlist on the U.S. Navy to serve his country. On May 7, 2005, while serving in Al-Anbar Province in Iraq, he was killed along with three other Marines from his unit in an ambush and bombing in Haditha, Iraq. He left behind a wife, Maria Babario Wiener, and two daughters, Mikayla Lynn and Theodora Rose.

In 2006, the Lynbrook Fire Department dedicated a special plaque in his honor at Veterans Park in Lynbrook. The plaque was placed at the same location where many other veterans have been memorialized throughout the years. In 2007, his battalion, the Third Battalion 25th Regiment Marines out of Buffalo, NY, dedicated a wing of their medical facility in his honor.