The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill to rename a Marietta post office in honor of a fallen Marine.
Patch.com reports U.S. Rep. Tom Price wrote the bill, (H.R. 5612), to designate the U.S. post office at 2886 Sandy Plains Road as the “Marine Lance Corporal Squire ‘Skip’ Wells Post Office Building.”
Squire “Skip” Wells was a native of Marietta and attended Sprayberry High School, where he graduated in 2012. He went on to study history at Georgia Southern University before enlisting in the Marines in 2014. His family reportedly has a long tradition of military service.
“On July 16, 2015, Wells was one of five servicemen killed in a terrorist attack at the Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, TN. He was completing training at the Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga when a gunman opened fire on the compound,” according to the article. “Wells was last seen running to warn colleagues in the motor pool of the attack. He was 21 years old at the time of his death.”
Price told Patch that Lance Corporal Squire “Skip” Wells was a proud Marine.
“He made the ultimate sacrifice and selflessly gave his life to protect his fellow servicemen and country,” Price is quoted in the article. “As we near the one-year anniversary of his death, it is my dearest hope that the House of Representatives will pass this legislation to rename this post office in honor of a true American and Georgian hero, so that all future generations may learn of and honor his heroic sacrifice to our nation.”
All Georgia members of the U.S. House of Representatives are original co-sponsors of the bill, which must now be passed by the full House before the name change can occur.