The House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Tuesday proposing to name a post office in Duarte for a Marine killed in Iraq two weeks before he was to receive U.S. citizenship.
Rep. Hilda Solis (D-El Monte) introduced the bill last month asking that a post office on Highland Avenue be named after Lance Cpl. Francisco A. Martinez Flores.
Flores, 21, died March 25 when his tank plunged into the Euphrates River near Nasiriyah, Iraq. He had been deployed in January.
"Finally, we are giving recognition to the individuals, such as Francisco Martinez Flores ... who signed up to fight for his county and will now have some recognition in the community for all to see," Solis said.