Bill approved to rename Mountain View post office after fallen soldier
Original post made on Jan 4, 2013
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on Jan 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm
I think I will continue to call our PO the Mountain View Post Office. Sorry.
on Jan 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm
I served with 1LT Ballard when he was killed in an Najaf. He was one hell of a Soldier and one hell of a leader. Truth is he deserves so much that we could never repay him for his sacrifice. He is the epitome of an American.
on Jan 13, 2013 at 12:52 am
Does anyone know how the Post Office became involved in this?
Everyone is going to continue to call it the post office. No one is going to call it the Ballard office. How much taxpayer money will it cost to change all the materials that feature the name of the post office? What is the plan if another soldier from MV dies?
Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to create some kind of tasteful memorial to those who served, and put all their names on it and be able to add names? Like a fountain or a sculpture or some other kind of public art?
I have complete respect for Mr. Ballard, I just question the act of renaming a post office,