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Marietta Post Office named after fallen marine

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Senators Johnny Isakson, and David Perdue applauded President Obama's signing of legislation designating the United States Postal Service located at Sandy Plains Road in Marietta as the "Marine Lance Corporal Squire 'Skip' Wells Post Office Building. 

"It is gratifying to have signed into law this honor for a true hero from my own hometown," said Senator Isakson. "The book of John Chapter 14, verse 13 reads: 'Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.' Skip Wells laid down his life for all the people of the United States of America, for his family and his friends."

On July 16, 2015, Wells was one of the five members murdered in a terrorist attack at the Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Wells was a 2012 Graduate of Sprayberry High School and following graduation he enrolled in Georgia Southern University. 

In 2014 he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Wells felt that it was his duty to defend his country as his family has a long tradition on Military service. 

Senator Perdue added " The legacy left by U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells is one of the highest level of bravery. I join all Georgians in commemorating the life of Skip Wells and lifting his family and friends up in prayer."

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