May 06, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Push Legislation to Name Rochester Post Office in Honor of Lance Corporal Brian Schrahmm

Lance Cpl. Schramm Was Loyal, Honest Citizen Who Dedicated His Life to His Hometown and Country

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today they are pushing for passage of legislation to have the United States Post Office in Rochester, NY designated as "Brian K. Schramm Post Office Building" in honor of Lance Cpl. Brian Schramm, a native of Greece in Monroe County. The legislation, H.R. 1595 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Chris Lee and passed on April 28, 2009

To encourage passage of the bill in the Senate, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand wrote a letter to Chairman Carper and Ranking Member McCain of the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management urging them to consider passage of the bill, the next critical step in moving the legislation forward.

"Lance Cpl.Brian Schramm was a model citizen who showed incredible strength, leadership and courage during his time with the U.S. Marine Corps," said Schumer. ‘Naming the Rochester Post Office is a fitting tribute to an exemplary public servant who dedicated his life to his community and his country."

"Lance Cpl. Brian Schramm lived his life with integrity, compassion and a commitment to what is right," said Senator Gillibrand. "I am honored to pay tribute to him as a great public servant who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country on behalf of his community. By naming Lance Cpl. Brian Schramm's local post office after him, we can continue to honor his service every day."

Lance Cpl. Brian Schramm was born in the Monroe County community of Greece, New York. After graduating from Greece Olympia High School, Lance Cpl. Schramm joined the U.S. Marine Corps.  While on a second tour of duty in Iraq, he lost his life during an enemy attack on October 15, 2004 in Babil province, Iraq.

To pay tribute to the life of Lance Cpl. Brian Schramm, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand sent a letter to the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management urging them to pass legislation to rename the United States Post Office in Rochester in his honor.

Schumer and Gillibrand wrote in their letter, "Lance Cpl. Brian Schramm was an exemplary American who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Passage of this bill by the Senate would be a fitting tribute to Brian's heroic service."


A full copy of the letter is below


Dear Chairman Carper and Ranking Member McCain:

We write in support of H.R. 1595, a bill to designate the United States Postal Service facility located at 3245 Latta Road in Rochester, New York, as the "Brian K. Schramm Post Office Building," and to encourage its consideration in the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management.

Lance Cpl. Brian Schramm was born in the Monroe County community of Greece, New York. After graduating from Greece Olympia High School, Lance Cpl. Schramm followed his childhood dream and joined the U.S. Marine Corps.  While on a second tour of duty in Iraq, he lost his life during an enemy attack on October 15, 2004 in Babil province, Iraq.  He was 22 years old.

A born leader, one of Lance Cpl. Schramm's future goals was a career in law enforcement. Brian is remembered by his family and community as a tenacious, honest and loyal young man, and as a testament to his contribution to both his hometown and his country, a scholarship has been set up in his honor. The scholarship is available to Greece Olympia students who demonstrate a solid work ethic, community spirit, and college potential.

Lance Cpl. Brian Schramm was an exemplary American who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  H.R. 1595 was passed by the House of Representatives on April 28, 2009.  Passage by the Senate would similarly be a fitting tribute to Brian's heroic service. Thank you for your consideration of this legislation.

Sincerely,

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand