- Associated Press - Friday, September 23, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S House of Representatives has passed legislation introduced by Rep. Trent Kelly to honor a Mississippi soldier killed in action.

H.R. 5309 would designate the United States Postal Service facility in Oxford, Mississippi as the “Army First Lieutenant Donald C. Carwile Post Office Building.” The legislation heads to the Senate for further action.

Carwile and fellow soldier Army Private First Class Paul E. Conlon, Jr. of Somerville, Massachusetts were killed during a combat mission in Afghanistan on Aug. 15, 2008.

Kelly says Carwile is a hero. He says the designation is a small gesture to honor Carwile’s memory and serve as a reminder to the community of his selfless service and sacrifice for freedom.

Carwile also served as a patrol officer for the Batesville and Oxford police departments.

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