NORMAL, Ill. (AP) _ The father of a U.S. Army Ranger killed in Afghanistan says it’s a “tremendous honor” to have a post office in the community of Normal renamed in honor of his son.
Sgt. Joshua Rodgers was a 2013 graduate of Normal Community High School, where he was on the football and track teams. The 22-year-old was on his third tour of duty as a member of a special operations unit when he was killed last year during a raid on an ISIS headquarters.
Kevin Rodgers tells the (Bloomington) Pantagraph the family is looking forward to the renaming ceremony. A date for the ceremony hasn’t been set.
President Donald Trump signed the measure, which was introduced by U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood and co-sponsored by each member of Illinois’ congressional delegation.