Honoring a Fallen Elkhart Soldier

2nd District Representative Jackie Walorski has introduced legislation to rename a U.S. Post Office building in honor of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jesse Williams. 

The Elkhart soldier was killed in the line of duty in 2013, when he and his fellow soldiers were involved in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Williams was deployed three times, once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. He attended Elkhart Central High School and in 2006, completed the U.S. Army basic training course. For six years, he worked in the electronics warfare shop, graduated from Air Assault School, and traveled around the world completing assignments for the U.S. Army. 

All members of the Indiana House delegation have signed on as co-sponsors. The bill now heads to the Oversight and Government Reform Committee for further action.