Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney is sponsoring legislation in the U. S. House to rename the U.S. Post Office in Thermopolis in honor of longtime Thermopolis Postmaster Robert L. Brown.
Cheney, who’s chair of the House GOP Conference Committee, in remarks on the House floor this week said Brown’s career with the Postal Service spanned 44 years, including 18 years as postmaster in Thermopolis.
She noted that Brown’s wife, Jerry, was Senator Mike Enzi’s first Sunday school teacher and the Browns are the parents of Senator John Barrasso’s wife Bobbi.
Enzi and Barrasso are sponsoring companion legislation to Cheney’s bill in the U.S. Senate.
Brown was a graduate of Thermopolis High School and was inducted into the Army in 1944. He served in both the European and Pacific theaters then, in 1950 as a member of the National Guard, was deployed to Korea where he was a member of the 300th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. Along with a unit citation, he received the Combat Infantry Badge and a Purple Heart.
After service, he returned to Thermopolis and started working in the post office. Cheney said decades of service to his community, his state and his country make it fitting that the Thermopolis Post Office should bear his name.