H.R. 728, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7050 Highway BB in Cedar Hill, Missouri, as the “Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office”

H.R. 728

to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7050 Highway BB in Cedar Hill, Missouri, as the “Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office”

Date
June 15, 2015 (114th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Monday, June 15, 2015, the House will consider H.R. 728, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7050 Highway BB in Cedar Hill, Missouri, as the “Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office,” under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 728 was introduced on February 4, 2015, by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) 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. 728 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7050 Highway BB in Cedar Hill, Missouri as the “Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office.”

Background

William Brian Woods dedicated his life to serving the United States.  He was born in Hermann, Missouri, and grew up in Catawissa, Missouri. At age 19, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was later selected to become a scout sniper and served in that capacity for the remainder of his enlistment in the Corps. In 2003, Woods joined the U.S. Army Special Forces and was assigned as a senior medical sergeant, serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, based in Glen Arm, Md.[1] Sergeant First Class Woods was shot and killed while on patrol on August 16, 2009, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. He is preceded in death by a son, Tookie Brian Woods, who is named after a dear friend and fellow fallen soldier with whom Brian served. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters, Lily and Ella. Woods came from a military family — his father, William B. Woods Sr., served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; his grandfather, John Woods, was in the Navy in World War II; and his uncles, Johnnie and Bob Woods, served in the Army in Vietnam.[2]

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[1] See profile, Maryland National Guard
[2] See obituary, Stl today

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.