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Posted 13 November 2015 - 10:55 AM

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US POST OFFICE BUILDING NAMED AFTER COLONEL GEORGE JUSKALIAN

November 12, 2015

The US House of Representatives unanimously approved H. R. 6392,
legislation introduced by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and supported
by the entire Congressional delegation from the US State of Virginia.

The resolution proposes to designate the facility of the US Postal
Service located at 5003 Westfields Boulevard in Centreville, Virginia,
as the "Colonel George Juskalian Post Office Building," in honor of
Colonel Juskalian's distinguished military career and dedication to
public service, informed the Embassy of Armenia in Washington D.C.

Colonel Juskalian passed away on July 4, 2010 and was buried with
full honors in Arlington National Cemetery on October 19, 2010.

Colonel Juskalian, a longtime Centreville resident, was one of the
most highly decorated American Armenian veterans to ever serve in
the US military.

During his nearly 30-year career, Col. Juskalian was the recipient
of the US Army's highest awards,

After leaving the military, Col. Juskalian continued to serve the
American Armenian community.

George Juskalian (June 7, 1914 - July 4, 2010) was a decorated member
of the United States Army who served for over three decades and fought
in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

George Juskalian was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on June 7, 1914,
the youngest son of Armenian parents Kevork Juskalian (1861-1938)
and Maritza Ferrahian (1876-1960). George's father, Kevork, was from
Kharpert, Ottoman Turkey, and his mother Maritza was from Arapkir,
Ottoman Turkey.

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