- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Post Office in Oxford will be named in honor of a local soldier killed in combat.

A bill by Republican Rep. Trent Kelly would designate the structure as the Army 1st Lt. Donald C. Carwile Post Office Building.

Carwile was killed Aug. 15, 2008, during a combat mission in Afghanistan.

He was a Lafayette High School graduate who enlisted in the Army in 2006 and qualified for officer candidate school. He earned numerous service awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

The Senate approved Kelly’s bill before adjourning Saturday.

In a statement Tuesday, Kelly and Republican Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker say they expect President Barack Obama to sign the bill into law.

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