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Bill naming Clermont post office after Marine killed in Vietnam now headed for Trump’s desk
Clermont's Zack Addington was killed during the Vietnam War. A bill renaming the Clermont post office after Addington is headed to President Donald Trump's desk after being passed by the House and Senate. - photo by Scott Rogers

A bill renaming the Clermont post office after a native of the North Hall town who was killed in action during the Vietnam War has passed the U.S. Senate and is headed for President Donald Trump’s desk.

Zack T. Addington “represents the selfless courage that’s cultivated in Northeast Georgia, and I’m excited to see this bill leave Congress and head to the president’s desk for his signature,” U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a press release.

House Resolution 3821, renaming the building on Main Street the Zack T. Addington Post Office, was introduced by Collins in September.

Addington joined the Marine Corps in 1967. He became a rifleman in the 3rd Marine Division of the Fleet Marine Force and was deployed to Vietnam that year.

Addington joined the Marine Corps in 1967. He became a rifleman in the 3rd Marine Division of the Fleet Marine Force and was deployed to Vietnam that year.

Promoted to lance corporal, he died on May 16, 1968, at age 19.

That June, Addington received the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon.

Compiled by Jeff Gill


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