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Scott Nisely

Killed on Sept. 30, 2006

Sens. Tom Harkin and Charles Grassley introduced a bill Tuesday that would name the Marshalltown post office after Scott Nisely, an Iowa National Guardsman killed in Iraq.

It approved, the measure would name the Marshalltown post office the “Maj. Scott Nisely Post Office.”

Nisely, 48, of Marshalltown, was killed on Sept. 30, 2006, in a battle with Iraqi insurgents near Al Asad. The shooting also claimed the life of Sgt. Kampha Sourivong, 20, of Iowa City. Both men were members of Company C, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, based in Iowa Falls.

Nisely, the oldest soldier in the Iowa Army National Guard killed in Iraq, had worked for 12 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Ames, Des Moines, and Marshalltown.

“Naming the post office in Major Nisely’s honor is just a small token of appreciation and recognition for somebody who has given so much for his country,” Grassley said.

Harkin praised Nisely for his service to the country.

“Major Nisely served in two wars, setting a sterling example of selfless service to country, and paying the ultimate price while fighting in Iraq,” Harkin said.

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