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A post office building in Ohio will be dedicated to an Okinawa-based Marine who was killed in action in Iraq in January 2007.

The Chagrin Falls Post Office will be renamed the Sgt. Michael McClaren Kashkoush Building in a ceremony Tuesday.

Kashkoush was a counterintelligence specialist with the 3rd Intelligence Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. He was killed during combat operations in Anbar province in combat just 10 days after arriving in the country.

Legislation to rename the town’s post office building to honor the Marine was authored by Republican Sen. George Voinovich and Republican Rep. Steven C. LaTourette at the family’s request, according to The Associated Press.

Kashkoush, 24, was a 2001 graduate of Chagrin Falls High School. He joined the Marines in 2003 and was promoted to sergeant in July 2005. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

The dedication ceremony will feature a performance by a brass quintet from the Marine Forces Reserve Band and the unveiling of a granite marker in front of the post office building, the AP reported.


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