President Barack Obama on Monday signed a bill to rename the Deptford post office after a South Jersey soldier killed in Afghanistan.
The Hurffville Road facility will honor Army 1st Lt. Salvatore Corma II, a Deptford resident and Wenonah native who died in April 2010.
“By signing his name to this legislation, President Obama helps us forever honor a South Jersey patriot who died protecting America and his fellow soldiers,” said U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-NJ, who wrote the legislation. “This is a proud moment, but a solemn reminder of a young life taken too soon.”
Corma, a graduate of West Point and St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, was killed in action by an improvised explosive device after waving fellow soldiers out of harm's way before it detonated.