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Fallen Mississippi soldier honored by House legislation

JACKSON, Miss.-  The U.S. House of Representatives has honored a Mississippi soldier killed in action with new legislation proposed by Rep. Trent Kelly. 

In Afghanistan on Aug. 15, 2008 Army Private First Class Paul E. Conlon, Jr. of Somerville Massachusetts and Army First Lieutenant Donald C. Carwile were killed during a combat mission.

The United States Postal Service facility in Oxford could be designated “Army First Lieutenant Donald C. Carwile Post Office Building,” by H.R. 5309. The legislation will now head to the Senate for further review and approval.

Kelly described Carwile as a hero. He said this renaming of the post office building is a way to honor Carwile’s memory and service. It is also a reminder to the community of the sacrifice for freedom.

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

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