Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) delivered remarks on the House floor honoring former Thermopolis Postmaster Bob Brown. Rep. Cheney is the sponsor of legislation to rename the U.S. Post Office located at 440 Arapahoe Street in Thermopolis as the “Robert L. Brown Post Office”. The Senate companion legislation is sponsored by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo.
Watch her remarks here, and see the transcript below:
REP. LIZ CHENEY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I’m pleased to rise in support of S. 4684, the House version of which will be coming to the floor today, to honor former Thermopolis, Wyoming Postmaster Robert Brown. We’ll be renaming the post office located at 440 Arapaho Street in Thermopolis as the Robert L. Brown Post Office. Bob Brown’s career with the Postal Service spanned 44 years, including 18 years as the Postmaster. Brown and his wife, Jerry, who was Senator Mike Enzi’s first Sunday school teacher, are also the parents of Senator John Barrasso’s wife Bobbi.
After graduating from Thermopolis High School, Brown was inducted into the Army in 1944 and served in both the European and Pacific theaters. In 1950, when he was in the National Guard, Brown deployed to Korea where he was a member of the 300th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. Along with a unit citation, he received the Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart. After his service, Bob returned to Thermopolis and began working at the post office. Decades of service to his community, to his state, and to his country means that it is absolutely fitting that the Thermopolis Post Office should bear Bob’s name and I am proud to sponsor this legislation. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.