U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) ahead of Memorial Day, introduced legislation to honor Petty Officer Logan Palmer, one of ten sailors killed aboard the USS John S. McCain last year. H.R. 5935 would designate the U.S. post office in his hometown of Harristown, as the ‘Logan S. Palmer Post Office.’ Logan’s parents, Sid and Theresa Palmer, were in Washington, DC this week and were able to join Davis as he introduced this bill to honor the service and sacrifice of their son.
“As a member of the U.S. Navy, Petty Officer Logan Palmer served his country with honor and we remain eternally grateful for his service and sacrifice,” said Davis. “Designating this post office is not only a chance to honor Logan, but it serves as a reminder of all the young men and women serving in our military right now and the responsibilities we have to them as a country. It was a privilege to have Sid and Theresa Palmer here to witness the introduction of this bill honoring their son and watch as the House debated the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to continue our efforts to increase military readiness and prevent another tragic accident like the USS McCain.”
H.R. 5935 would designate the United States Postal Service located at 1355 North Meridian Road in Harristown, Illinois, as the “Logan S. Palmer Post Office.” Petty Officer Logan Palmer, of Harristown, Illinois, was among the sailors killed when the USS John S McCain collided with a tanker off the coast of Singapore last August.
Additionally, Davis’ bill, H.R. 5848, the Fallen Heroes Family Travel Act, which seeks to solve an issue experienced by the Palmer family, passed the House this week as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). H.R. 5848 will hold the Department of Defense (DoD) more accountable to families of fallen servicemembers. Click here for more information.