03.10.16

Gardner Introduces Bill to Rename Denver Stockyards Station Post Office After WWII Veteran

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he introduced legislation to rename the Denver Post Office Stockyards Station after Private George T. Sakato, an Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on October 29, 1944 in World War II. While under heavy enemy fire, Private Sakato bravely took control of his unit after his platoon leader was killed and selflessly charged the enemy. He inspired fellow soldiers to follow suit and together they destroyed the enemy position. Private Sakato’s full Medal of Honor citation can be found here.

Following World War II, Private Sakato assumed a position with the United States Postal Service. After 27 years of service, Private Sakato retired from the Stockyards Station Post Office. 

“Private Sakato was a true American hero,” said Gardner. “Not only did Private Sakato honorably serve his country in World War II, he also dedicated his life to public service, working for the U.S. Postal Service for nearly three decades. I am proud to introduce legislation, that if enacted and signed into law, will ensure future generations can look to the Denver Stockyards Post Office building and be inspired by someone who represented the best this country has to offer.”

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. 

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