S. 1093, To Designate the Facility of the United States Postal Service located at 130 Caldwell Drive in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, as the "First Lieutenant Alvin Chester Cockrell, Jr. Post Office Building"

S. 1093

To Designate the Facility of the United States Postal Service located at 130 Caldwell Drive in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, as the "First Lieutenant Alvin Chester Cockrell, Jr. Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Sen. Thad Cochran

Date
November 17, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, November 17, 2014, the House will consider S. 1093, a bill to Designate the Facility of the United States Postal Service located at 130 Caldwell Drive in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, as the “First Lieutenant Alvin Chester Cockrell, Jr. Post Office Building,” under a suspension of the rules.  S. 1093 was introduced on June 4, 2013 by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and passed in the Senate by unanimous consent.  The bill was then referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Bill Summary

S. 1093 designates a U.S. Post Office facility located in Hazelhurst, Mississippi as the “First Lieutenant Alvin Chester Cockrell, Jr. Post Office Building.”

Background

First Lieutenant Alvin Chester Cockrell, Jr. was born on September 18, 1918 in Hazelhurst, Mississippi.[1]  Cockrell served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was appointed First Lieutenant on December 2, 1941.[2]  Lieutenant Cockrell was killed in action leading his platoon in assaulting a Japanese position during the Battle of Guadalcanal.[3]  He died September 24, 1942 and was posthumously awarded with the Navy Cross.[4]

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[1] http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=7932
[2] See Id.
[3] See Id.
[4] See Id.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable, but no cost is expected.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.