Norco Post Office to be Renamed in Honor of Fallen Marine – Los Angeles

Thursday’s announcement of the first legislative hurdle in the federal bill to rename Norco Post Office in memory of a U.S. Marine killed in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan saw it cleared.

House Resolution No. 5809, authored by Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives  Committee on Oversight & Reform earlier this week.

The proposal proposes to rename Norco Post Office for Marine Lance Corpsoral Karem Nikoui. He was killed along with 11 other Marines last Aug. 26, when an Islamic State terrorist set off explosives on the perimeter of Kabul Airport in the chaos evacuation of U.S forces and diplomats.

Nearly 100 Afghanis were killed or injured in the bombing.

“The actions by the committee move us one step closer to enacting H.R. 5809,” Calvert said. “We will never forget Lance Corporal Nikoui’s courageous and heroic actions. His extraordinary life of service, selflessness, and compassion are an inspiration to all. H.R. “H.R. 5809″ will soon be discussed on the House floor.”

In January, a memorial to Nikoui, his fellow fallen Marines and the U.S. Navy Corpsman and Army soldier who perished with them was created in front of the Norco County Center on Sixth Street. 

The “Memorial for the Fallen 13” features a plaque saluting Nikoui as “Our Hero in Home Town

The native of Riverside County, he graduated from Norco High School in 2019, where he was involved with the J-ROTC program. Soon after, he enlisted in Marines and was a part of the 2nd Battalion 1st Marines at Camp Pendleton.

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