[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 126, 112th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

Public Law 112-280
112th Congress

An Act

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at
6 Nichols Street in Westminster, Massachusetts, as the ``Lieutenant Ryan
Patrick Jones Post Office Building''. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>

This Act may be cited as the ``Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post
Office Designation Act''.

Congress finds the following:
(1) First Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones volunteered to serve
the United States in the Army.
(2) Lieutenant Jones earned his rank, the Army Achievement
Medal, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Iraqi Freedom
Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the War on Terrorism Badge
through his dedication to the highest ideals of the United
(3) Lieutenant Jones chose from a young age to generously
volunteer his talents to his community, and was recognized with
academic, social, and athletic leadership positions throughout
his life.
(4) Lieutenant Jones committed himself to excellence in all
aspects of his life, including earning a Bachelor of Science
degree, with honors, in civil and environmental engineering.
(5) While earning his engineering degree at Worcester
Polytechnic Institute, Lieutenant Jones was awarded a Reserve
Officers' Training Corps scholarship.
(6) Lieutenant Jones faithfully and expertly led his fellow
soldiers as a platoon leader in the Army's First Infantry
Division while deployed to Iraq in 2007.
(7) Lieutenant Jones made the ultimate sacrifice for the
United States on May 2, 2007, when he was killed in action by an
improvised explosive device set by the enemy.
(8) Lieutenant Jones' life of service, courage, and honor
was made possible by his dedicated parents, Mr. Kevin Jones and
Mrs. Elaine Jones, who reside in Westminster, Massachusetts.
(9) Mr. and Mrs. Jones organized the shipment of supplies to
soldiers serving alongside their son, thereby supporting the
morale of the members of the Armed Forces.
(10) Before entering combat, Lieutenant Jones made
arrangements to ensure that his life insurance policy proceeds

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would become a scholarship fund to benefit others, a request
that Mr. and Mrs. Jones fulfilled.
(11) Lieutenant Jones is remembered by his family, his
friends, and the people of the United States as a role model for
his fellow citizens to emulate.
(12) Lieutenant Jones' spirit of generosity has been
commemorated by organizations ranging from the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts to the Boston Celtics.
(13) It is fitting that the life of Lieutenant Jones should
be further memorialized for future generations by naming the
post office in Westminster, Massachusetts, in his honor.

(a) Designation.--The facility of the United States Postal Service
located at 6 Nichols Street in Westminster, Massachusetts, shall be
known and designated as the ``Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office
(b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document,
paper, or other record of the United States to the facility referred to
in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Lieutenant
Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Building''.

Approved January 14, 2013.


Vol. 158 (2012):
Dec. 19, considered and passed
Vol. 158 (2013):
Jan. 1, considered and passed House.