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Friday, August 2, 2013

Rose Bud post office will be dedicated next week

On Tuesday, August 6, the U.S. Postal Service will pay tribute to a dedicated American by renaming the Rose Bud Post Office the Nicky “Nick” Daniel Bacon Post Office Building. 

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Rose Bud High School Arena at 124 School Road.

Congressman Tim Griffin sponsored Public Law 112-221 in the House of Representatives to rename the Rose Bud postal facility the Nicky “Nick” Daniel Bacon Post Office Building, which was signed by President Barack Obama on December 28, 2012.

While serving in Vietnam, Squad Leader Bacon personally is credited with destroying an anti-tank weapon and moving platoons forward so they could eliminate enemy positions and rescue soldiers trapped at the front. For his actions on that day, Bacon received the Medal of Honor.

Bacon also earned multiple awards for his accomplishments, including the Distinguished Service Cross, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart.

After retiring from active duty, he continued his service to America. He served as the director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs from 1993 until his retirement in 2005.

The community is invited to join Rep. Griffin and the Postal Service at this dedication ceremony to honor Nicky “Nick” Daniel Bacon.

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