The U.S. House voted unanimously Monday to honor Pine City, Minn., Marine Corps Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder by designating a home-town post office in his name.
Fedder, 34, died in the blast of an improvised explosive device in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, according to officials at Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based 1st Marine Logistics Group.
Fedder, who grew up in Pine City, was an explosive ordnance disposal technician and was assigned to 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company at Camp Pendleton.
The 16-year veteran had completed combat deployments to Iraq, in 2004 and in 2006, and did an overseas deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2007, military officials said. He was on his first combat tour in Afghanistan when he died August 27, 2010.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."