By Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s congressional delegation is working to get an upstate post office named after a Hudson Valley soldier who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery during World War II.

The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports ( ) Rep. Chris Gibson of Kinderhook says the House on Thursday approved legislation to name the city of Kingston’s main post office for Army Staff Sgt. Robert H. Dietz.

The 24-year-old Kingston resident’s unit was part of the Allied drive into central Germany in March 1945. His Medal of Honor citation says he braved heavy enemy fire to kill several Germans and disarm explosives that had been placed under a bridge leading into a town.

Dietz was killed during the fight.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is expected to introduce a companion bill in the Senate.


Information from: Daily Freeman,

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