Plattsburgh War Hero Honor

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Efforts are underway in Congress to name a Plattsburgh Post Office after a World War II hero.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has introduced a bill to name the building at 10 Miller Street in honor of Ross Bouyea.

Bouyea was a soldier who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was part of the division that liberated the Langenstein part of the Buchenwald concentration camp in 1945. In all he spent 244 days in combat in Europe.

Bouyea's unit received seven distinguished service citations and he personally was awarded three service medals.

After the war, Bouyea worked with the North Country Honor Flight to fly fellow veterans to visit the nation's war memorials in Washington, D.C.

Ross Bouyea passed away on March 11, 2018 at the age of 94.

The bi-partisan legislation is cosponsored by the entire New York House delegation.

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