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.”

Related posts:

  1. Family, friends pay tribute to Mac MacWilliams
  2. MacWilliams to leave chamber for congressman’s office — again
  3. Services Dec. 28 for Hunter aide, former chamber leader who died in crash
  4. Medical examiner releases name of Ramona man killed in Dec. 20 crash
  5. Hunter to host job fair Sept. 2

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Feb 16 2012. Filed under News, Ramona. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Comments for “Hunter introduces bill to name Ramona post office for Nelson “Mac” MacWilliams”

  1. Ramona Resident

    It's a nice thought but I don't think that we need to change the name of the Ramona post office to honor one resident.

  2. Ramona guy

    Here's a better idea, that will serve the community better: Re-name Wildcat Canyon Road (where he died in a single-vehicle crash) for this respected man, then FIX THE ROAD so fewer people will be killed on it. What a great way to be remembered!

  3. Mario

    Glad to see Duncan is hard at work trying to rename a post office. While our country/state/city drowns in a sea of red tape. No offense to the fallen soilder but you DUNCAN…Why dont you work at shrinking the GOV'T instead of renaming it!

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