Baldwinsville post office renamed for fallen Marine Kyle Schneider
A post office in Baldwinsville is being named in honor of a Marine corporal killed in Afghanistan.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and military, postal and community leaders will join friends and relatives of Kyle Schneider for a ceremony Monday dedicating the post office in the town of Baldwinsville to him.
President Barack Obama signed the legislation authorizing the new name for the post office in December.
Schneider was raised in the town of Lysander and graduated from Baker High School in Baldwinsville in 2006. He was recently engaged to Theresa Dodge who serves in the Air Force, they met while Kyle was stationed in Washington D.C.
He survived one bomb attack near his base Afghanistan's Helmand Province but was killed a month later by another on June 30, 2011. He was 23.
Schneider joined the Marine Corps in March 2008 and was promoted to corporal June 1st of this year, according to ENCToday in Jacksonville. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 in his first tour of duty. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and NATO Medal - ISAF Afghanistan.
(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)