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Plaskett's Bill to Honor Virgin Islands Hero Passes House

  • Staff Consortium
  • June 04, 2024

In a significant legislative achievement, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett successfully spearheaded the passage of a bill through the House to rename a St. Croix post office in honor of a local military legend. The legislation, known as H.R. 5034, aims to designate the post office at 2119 Market Square in Christiansted as the “Lieutenant General Samuel E. Ebbesen Post Office.” Lt. General Ebbesen, born and raised on St. Croix, is celebrated for his extensive service in the military, along with his contributions to business and community leadership. His military career is marked by high-profile commands including the First Brigade, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and the 6th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He also commanded the Second U.S. Army at Fort Gillam, Georgia. Reflecting on the honor, Lt. General Ebbesen expressed his gratitude: “I continue to be humbled by the efforts of Representative Stacey Plaskett and her office to honor m...