The Deptford Post Office has been renamed for a fallen soldier at a ceremony on Monday, six months after the legislation was first introduced in Congress.
The effort to rename the post office in Deptford for a U.S. Army soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010 has been deemed a success after the official ceremony on Monday morning.
U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1st Dist.) sponsored the legislation which was created to change the name of the post office to the First Lieutenant Salvatore S. Corma II Post Office Building.
Corma, of Wenonah, was a 2008 West Point graduate. He was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 29, 2010, by an improvised explosive device (IED). Corma warned his fellow soldiers to retreat after discovering the IED, an action that is credited with saving the lives of as many as 19 fellow service members.
On Monday, Deptford Township officials held the renaming ceremony at the post office on Hurffville Road. The ceremony included elected and postal officials alongside friends and family of Corma unveiling the plaque which will be displayed at the post office.