- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer will be in Rochester for a ceremony officially dedicating a Rochester post office in honor of a local soldier killed in Afghanistan.

The New York Democrat will be joined at noon Monday at the Rochester Main Post Office by Congresswoman Louis Slaughter of Rochester and relatives of Spc. Theodore Matthew Glende (GLEHN’-dee).

The 23-year-old from Rochester was killed in July 2012 while trying to help fellow soldiers during an attack. Military officials say his actions saved the lives of five comrades.

Schumer and Slaughter led the effort to have the U.S. post office on Jefferson Road renamed the Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office.

On Friday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced he’s retiring next year. The Nevada Democrat immediately endorsed Schumer to succeed him.

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