Westerman Introduces Legislation to Name Hot Springs Post Office After Fallen Sailor
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) introduced legislation Wednesday (Nov. 4) naming the downtown post office in Hot Springs National Park after Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown.
Brown, a Hot Springs native, overcame many adversities in his life before becoming a member of SEAL Team SIX.
On March 17, 2010, U.S. forces were engaged in a fire fight in Komar Province, Afghanistan. During the fight, members of Brown’s unit found themselves cornered. Chief Petty Officer Brown maneuvered to draw enemy fire away from his comrades and toward himself. He died as a result of his heroic actions.
“Chief Petty Officer Brown’s story is a great American success story and his battle to overcome addictions to not only become one of the nation’s most elite warriors but also to be a husband, father, and a man who lived out his faith is a story worth celebrating and remembering,” Westerman said. “Adam exemplified the SEAL code of loyalty, team, and team mate, giving his life to save the members of his unit. Though he was killed in the line of duty, his selfless actions ensured victory for his unit. The enemy compound was captured by coalition forces and all Taliban forces were killed. Adam’s love for Arkansas and America was evident by his selfless actions. Through this legislation, I hope to honor Adam’s life and ensure his legacy is remembered and will encourage future generations.”
Should the legislation pass the House, the post office at 620 Central Avenue, Suite 1A in Hot Springs National Park will become the Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown Post Office.
Chief Petty Officer Brown’s story was the basis for the New York Times bestselling book “Fearless.”
Co-sponsors of this legislation are Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03), Jim McDermott (WA-07), and Ryan Zinke (MT-At Large). Zinke, like Brown, was member of the Navy’s SEAL Team SIX.