Northeastern Indiana post office being named for slain soldier

Army Spc. Nicholas Hartge
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A soldier killed during the war in Iraq will have the post office in his northeastern Indiana hometown named for him.

The Postal Service plans a ceremony on Tuesday at the Rome City post office to formally designate for Army Spc. Nicholas Hartge, who was 20 when he was killed in 2007 during combat near Baghdad.

Hartge enlisted in the Army while still a student at East Noble High School and left for basic training a week after graduation.

The U.S. House and Senate this summer approved resolutions naming the office for Hartge, which President Barack Obama signed into law.

Rep. Marlin Stutzman sponsored the resolution and is scheduled to attend the renaming ceremony along with Postal Service officials in the town about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne.

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