H.R. 1442, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in Kingston, New York, as the "Staff Sergeant Robert H. Dietz Post Office Building"

H.R. 1442

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in Kingston, New York, as the "Staff Sergeant Robert H. Dietz Post Office Building"

Date
September 24, 2015 (114th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, the House will consider H.R. 1442, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in Kingston, New York, as the “Staff Sergeant Robert H. Dietz Post Office Building,” under suspension of the rules. H.R. 1442 was introduced on March 18, 2015 by Rep. Christopher P. Gibson (R-NY) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent on May 19, 2015.

Bill Summary

H.R. 1442 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in Kingston, New York, as the “Staff Sergeant Robert H. Dietz Post Office Building.”

Background

Born in Kingston, New York, Staff Sergeant Robert H. Dietz served in the Army during World War II and was killed in action on March 29, 1945.[1]  Staff Sergeant Dietz was a squad leader when the task force to which he was attached encountered resistance in its advance to Kirchain, Germany.[2]  As his unit moved forward to protect engineers while they removed mines and the demolition charges attached to bridges, Staff Sergeant Dietz came under intense fire. He advanced alone, dodging bullets, until he was able to kill the bazooka team defending the first of two bridges. He continued ahead killing another bazooka team, bayoneted an enemy soldier armed with an anti-tank weapon and shot two German soldiers when he was knocked to the ground by the blast from another.[3] He quickly recovered, killed the man who had fired at him and jumped into waist-deep water under the second bridge to disconnect the demolition charges. His work was completed; but as he stood up to signal that the route was clear, he was killed by an enemy volley.[4]

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[1] See article (http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2715/dietz-robert-h.php)
[2] Ibid
[3] Ibid
[4] Ibid

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact John Huston with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-5539.