Rep. Ferguson introduces bill to honor Sergeant First Class Shawn McCloskey of Peachtree City


U.S. Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) has introduced legislation to designate the U.S. Post Office in Peachtree City, Georgia as the Sergeant First Class Shawn McCloskey Post Office.

SFC McCloskey is an American hero from Fayette County, Georgia who was killed in action on September 16, 2009, during his 3rd deployment in Afghanistan.

“In commemorating SFC Shawn McCloskey’s valorous service and ultimate sacrifice, renaming the post office in Peachtree City stands as a solemn tribute to his unwavering dedication and the enduring legacy of his selfless patriotism,” said Congressman Ferguson. “While our nation can never fully repay him for his service, renaming the post office in honor of SFC McCloskey is a fitting way to honor a fallen hero in his hometown.”

SFC McCloskey enlisted in the Army in response to 9/11, after working in construction since he graduated from North Cobb High School. SFC McCloskey earned the title of Green Beret as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Special Operations Diver Supervisor Badge, and the Special Forces Tab.

SFC McCloskey left behind his wife, Jessica, his two children, Katie and Collin, as well as his parents, Patrick and Kathryn, and many other friends and family.

Congressman Ferguson represents the Third Congressional District of Georgia and serves on the Committee on Ways and Means and the House Budget Committee. On the House Ways and Means Committee, he serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures – also referred to as the Subcommittee on Tax. On the House Budget Committee, he serves on the Health Care Task Force.