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      Obama OKs renaming of post office for Ross

      Cpl. Justin Ross (file photo)
      Cpl. Justin Ross (file photo)
      WASHINGTON - The post office in De Pere will be renamed for a soldier from Howard.President Barack Obama signed into law a bill to name the post office for Cpl. Justin D. Ross. Ross died in Afghanistan in 2011.The bill's sponsor, U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-8th Dist.), says the name change is meant to honor all service members from his district who have died in combat since he took office in 2011."Freedom always comes at a cost and many have paid the highest price," Ribble said in a news release. "These soldiers' service and sacrifice is worthy of far more than any legislation can offer, but taking this moment and this step is one more way for a grateful nation to honor these heroes."Sgt. Paul Atim, Staff Sgt. Matthew Hermanson, Staff Sgt. Garrick Eppinger Jr. and Staff Sgt. Jordan Bear also died in combat since Ribble took office.