Local Post Office Named in Honor of Servicemen

Hilliard Post Office designated as “Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon, Master Sergeant Jeffrey J. Rieck and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building.”

August 26, 2015 

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Public ceremony to designate the Hilliard Post Office building the “Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon, Master Sergeant Jeffrey J. Rieck and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building”


Congressman Steve Stivers
USPS Ohio Valley District Manager of Marketing Andrew Glancy,
Major General Deborah Ashenhurst, Special Assistant to the Vice Chief at the National Guard Bureau
Jenny Herbst, sister of MSGT Jeffery J. Rieck
Hilliard Postmaster Melody Rurik
Honor Guard from the Grove City American Legion Post 164
Members of the Hannon family
Members of the Rieck family

When and Where:

Monday, August 31 at 9:30 a.m.

When and Where:

Hilliard Post Office
4000 Leap Rd
Hilliard, Ohio 43026


On December 16, 2014, legislation to designate the Post Office building located at 4000 Leap Road in Hilliard as the “Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon, Master Sergeant Jeffrey J. Rieck and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building” was signed into law by the President. This legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Steve Stiver.

A special dedication ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015, at the Hilliard Post Office, 4000 Leap Rd, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. The event is free and open to the public.

Army Master Sgt. Shawn T. Hannon, 44, of Grove City, Ohio, and Master Sgt. Jeffrey J. Rieck, 45 of Columbus, Ohio, assigned to 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio; died April 4, 2012, in Maymaneh, Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

The brigade is based in Columbus and includes soldiers from across Ohio.

From the Associated Press, April 6, 2012:
Hannon's family said he felt it was a privilege to serve his country and was proud to be a soldier, a job he did for nearly 20 years while also working as a lawyer.
Hannon, chief legal counsel for the Ohio Department of Veterans Affairs, joined the state agency last year after working for a Columbus law firm. Survivors include his wife and their 9-month-old son.
Hannon was a graduate of Capital University law school in Columbus and had been a lawyer for six years.
Rieck, the father of a 15-year-old son, had served in the Army and was in Iraq for longer than a year before heading to Afghanistan. He worked full time in the Guard's Family Readiness office.
Friend Nicole Kraft, an Ohio State University journalism professor, said Rieck was "one of those people who really believed in what he was doing."
"He was all about being an American and doing his part," she told The Dispatch. "He really felt it was a role for which he was - perhaps it's too strong a word - destined."


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