Hunter introduces bill to name Ramona post office for Nelson “Mac” MacWilliams
U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-52) on Thursday introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to name the U.S. Post Office at 1444 Main St. in Ramona in memory of Ramona resident Nelson “Mac” MacWilliams who died in December.
MacWilliams worked as a field representative for Hunter, covering veterans, defense and law enforcement issues in the Congressman’s El Cajon office. On Dec. 20, he was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside.
A former executive director of the Ramona Chamber of Commerce, MacWilliams was a retired Navy chief petty officer and a life member of VFW Post 3783. Soon after his death, VFW Post 3783 recommended the Ramona Post Office be named in his honor.
“Mac was an asset to the people of San Diego and the Ramona community,” said Hunter. “After serving in the Navy for 22 years, Mac continued to serve the public in different ways and he was very well-known and respected for his outstanding character and commitment to helping others. The commander of Post 3783, John ‘Pontiac’ Hine, said it best: ‘One of Mac’s traits was that he was always on duty.’ Naming a post office after Mac is a way of honoring his life and will serve to remind anyone who enters its doors of Mac’s service to the nation and our community.”
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