Texas senators introduce bill to rename post office in honor of Vanessa Guillén

Slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.
Slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.(Gray DC)
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 12:24 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON (KWTX) - Texas U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn introduced the Senate companion to a bipartisan, bicameral bill renaming a Texas post office after slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén.

Guillén was a 20-year-old soldier of the United States Army stationed at Fort Hood Army Base when she was tragically murdered at the hands of another soldier on base.

In honor of Spc. Guillén, the bill renames the 5302 Galveston Road post office in Houston as the “Vanessa Guillén Post Office Building.” where Guillén was from.

”Spc. Guillén was taken far too soon in a heinous act of evil. By renaming a Houston post office after this fallen soldier, we commemorate Vanessa’s life, legacy, and service to our great nation,” said Cruz. “Guillén’s sacrifice was the catalyst that lead to the Army implementing meaningful change addressing the far too pervasive problem of sexual assault and harassment across the entire service.”

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