Joyce Bill to Rename Post Office in Honor of Late Marine from Northeast Ohio Passes House

Jun 03, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Dave Joyce’s (OH-14) bill to designate the United States Postal Service (USPS) office located in Chesterland, Ohio, as the “Sgt. Wolfgang Kyle Weninger Post Office Building.” Upon Senate passage of this bill, USPS would be directed to install a dedicatory plaque displaying the name publicly in the facility’s lobby in memory of the late Marine. 

Sgt. Weninger, who went by Kyle or Wolf, was a graduate of Kenston High School and a local hockey legend in Geauga County. Kyle joined the Marines in 2015 and immediately excelled. In roughly four years, he earned the coveted Marine Special Operator Insignia and rose to the rank of sergeant. Tragically, Kyle (28) passed away following a training accident on June 16, 2020.

“Sgt. Weninger left us too soon, but his impact on the Geauga County community will last for generations to come,”said Congressman Joyce. “While we will never be able to repay Sgt. Weninger or his family, the renaming of this post office will serve as a reminder to the residents of OH-14 of the sacrifices service members and their families make for our country every day. I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to move this legislation swiftly to get it to the President’s desk for signature.” 

“On behalf of our entire family, we are appropriately moved by this great honor that will memorialize and remember our son and brother for his sacrifice, devotion to our country and as a true and faithful son of our community,” said Ernst Weninger, Kyle’s father. “For all the accolades bestowed on him by such as Governor Mike DeWine, the Kenston Board of Education and the Marine MARSOC Raiders among many others, this particular recognition would make him so very proud, and he would be humbled to be honored in this fashion. We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to David Joyce for championing this tribute and to the entire Ohio Congressional Delegation for their support in this cause.”

Read the full text of the bill here

Listen to Congressman Joyce’s full floor remarks on the bill here.

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