A post office in Oviedo will be named after local, fallen war hero Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe, who died in 2005 while saving his fellow soldiers during a deployment in Iraq.
Sgt. 1st Class Cashe rescued multiple soldiers after their patrol vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device (IED) and caught fire. Cashe ignored his wounds and dodged enemy gunfire as he pulled his fellow soldiers out of the flames of the burning vehicle. He later died from his injuries.
Cashe grew up in Oviedo and earned the Silver Star for his actions in combat that led to his death.
“Although we cannot bring Sergeant First Class Cashe back or erase the pain felt by those who loved him, we can pay tribute to his remarkable life and legacy,” said U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Winter Park, who authored the bill to rename the post office, which was signed by President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
The “Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe Post Office Building” is located at 567 E. Franklin Street in Oviedo.
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