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United States Post Office Meadowbrook Station to Honor Lance Corporal Thomas Rivers

September 13, 2018
Press Release

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Elizabeth Hance (202) 225-4921
 

United States Post Office Meadowbrook Station to Honor Lance Corporal Thomas Rivers

Hoover, AL – The United States Post Office Meadowbrook Station will be designated as the “Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers Jr. Post Office Building” in a ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

The dedication will take place at the Meadowbrook Station, located at 1900 Corporate Dr., Birmingham, AL 35242.

Congressman Palmer’s bill, H.R. 4646, moved to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1900 Corporate Drive in Birmingham, Alabama, as the “Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers, Jr. Post Office Building. It was signed into law by President Donald Trump on July 24, 2018.

Congressman Palmer will join officials from the United States Post Office, members of the Rivers family, and invited guests for the dedication.

Lance Corporal Rivers, a resident of Hoover and graduate of Briarwood High School, was killed in enemy action on April 28, 2010, in Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.

According to officials at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Rivers is the first soldier killed in action to be buried there. 

He is survived by his parents, Dr. Tom and Charon Rivers; sister, Rachel; and grandparents, Colonel (Ret.) and Mrs. Charles R. Doke.
 

What: Dedication of Meadowbrook Post Office Station
When: 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Where: 1900 Corporate Dr. Birmingham, AL 35242
 

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