Maroa, IL post office renamed after fallen National Guardsman

MAROA —  Eighteen years after he was killed in action in Iraq, Illinois Army National Guard Spc. Jeremy Ridlen has been immortalized in his hometown.

Maroa’s post office is now officially the Jeremy L. Ridlen Post Office, following months of grassroot efforts by local community members and the passage of federal legislation signed into law by President Joe Biden in June.

During a ceremony honoring Ridlen in Maroa on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, called it a highlight of his career to honor Ridlen.

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