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Post office to honor fallen local CIA officer

WASHINGTON – Legislation has been introduced in the US Senate to rename the Post Office in Monroe in honor of Central Intelligence Agency Officer Gregg David Wenzel.

He was a Monroe native who was killed while serving in the CIA 11 years ago. After attending law school and working as a public defender, he joined the CIA after the September 11th attacks.

At the age of 33, he was killed while serving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 9, 2003.

In June 2009, the CIA honored Wenzel by placing a star on their Memorial Wall at the CIA headquarters in Langley, VA.

Senator Charles Schumer, who along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the legislation to rename the post office, called Wenzel “a great New Yorker and true American hero.”