The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to name the Post Office in Marshalltown in memory of a postal carrier who was killed while on active duty in Iraq.
Scott Nisely of Marshalltown was killed in combat on September 30, 2006. "I want to thank Scott’s co-workers at the Marshalltown Post Office who initiated this proposal and I’m proud to help them make this timely and appropriate honor a reality," Congressman Tom Latham, a Republican from Ames, says.
Nisely was a Marine for 22 years before his retirement. He then worked 12 years for the U.S. Postal Service in Marshalltown before joining the Iowa National Guard in 2002.
"Scott’s life was a shining example of dedication to service, a strong commitment certainly to his family, his faith and his country," Latham says.
Iowa’s four other congressmen backed the move, too. So far this year, there have also been moves to name the Federal Building in Davenport in honor of former Iowa Congressman James Leach and to name the Federal Building in Des Moines for former Iowa Congressman Neal Smith.