Congressman Poe at Crosby Ceremony
CROSBY Congressman Ted Poe R., 4th U.S. Congressional District, will officiate the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Crosby Post Office Building as the Army First Sergeant David McNerney Post office Building on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at 133 Hare Road in Crosby.
March 22 is the 46th commemorative date on which the outstanding brave acts of David McNerney earned the Congressional Medal of Honor at Poli Doc, Republic of Vietnam.
A reception will immediately follow at the Crosby American Legion, David H. McNerney Post 658 at 14890 F.M. 2100 in Crosby sponsored by the American Legion Post. Coffee and cookies will be available for guests at the Legion Post immediately following the ceremony at the Post Office.
Congressman Poe wrote the bill that passed the House and Senate and President Obama signed it into law last December.
McNerney was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on September 16, 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Eighteen months after the incident. In honor of this commemoration, about 30 men from the Battalion McNerney led into battle will attend the dedication.
At 4:00 p.m. that same day, at the Post, the David H. McNerney American Legion Post 658 will award a second scholarship to a JROTC recipient. At 5:00 p.m. a $10 fish dinner will be held at the legion hall, please make reservations by calling 281-324-2709 for a ticket.
A breakfast will be held at the Humble Inn for the men of McNerneys Company at 8:00 a.m. the following day. This event is open for the public to purchase breakfast and commune with the guests.
At 1:00 p.m. that Saturday, there is to be a replant ceremony to honor McNerney at Houston National Cemetery within the Rotunda, where Medal of Honor Recipients are buried.