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Cole Honors Troops at Ardmore Post Office Renaming

October 23, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the ceremony to name the Ardmore Post Office in honor of Specialist Micheal E. Phillips, who was killed in action on February 24, 2008, in Shulla, Iraq.  Specialist Phillips was awarded a Bronze Star and recognized as "Distinguished Member of the 502nd Infantry Regiment."

"Specialist Micheal Phillips served his country with courage and distinction, and his family honors his legacy in their work to support our troops overseas.  The dedication of Specialist Phillips and all of our local service members makes our freedom and security possible.

"We can never do enough to honor the sacrifices of our troops and their families, and naming the Ardmore Post Office after Specialist Phillips is one way to show Ardmore's gratitude to our military families."

Cole authored legislation to rename the post office in remembrance of Specialist Phillips.