Senate Passes Boyle Bill to Name Wyncote Post Office for Local Fallen Hero
WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the U.S. Senate passed Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s (PA-13) bill, H.R. 2873, to designate the post office at 207 Glenside Avenue in Wyncote, PA as the “Staff Sergeant Peter Taub Post Office Building.” Sergeant Taub, a fallen hero from Congressman Boyle’s district, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when a suicide bomber took his life in Afghanistan in December 2015. The House of Representatives passed this legislation on November 15, 2017. The President is expected to sign this bill into law soon.
“Staff Sergeant Peter Taub’s story is one of unwavering patriotism and heroic bravery,” said Congressman Boyle. “He served with great honor and made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Renaming this post office in his home town is the least we can do to recognize his bravery; a small but important symbol of our eternal thanks. For the family of Sergeant Taub and the many Americans touched by his story, I commend and thank my colleagues in the House and Senate for helping me pass this bill and call upon the President to sign it into law as soon as possible.”
Sergeant Taub is survived by his wife Christina, their 3 year old daughter Penelope, and another daughter, Petra, born after his death in the summer of 2016. His mother, Arlene Wagner, owns Bub and Pop’s sandwich shop in Washington, DC, a gathering place well-loved by members of Congressman Boyle’s staff.
After his death, President Barack Obama paid tribute to Sergeant Taub and the five other troops killed in the attack, calling their service “outstanding” and “brave.” Posthumously, Staff Sergeant Taub was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Force Commendation Medal and Air Force Combat Action Medal.