The U.S. Post Office on Towanda Avenue will be renamed after fallen U.S. Army Ranger and Bloomington native Sergeant Joshua Rodgers thanks to Congressman Darin LaHood introducing H.R. 4326 to the U.S. House of Representatives in the nation's capitol.
Earlier this week, State Representative Dan Brady sponsored a House Joint Resolution in Springfield honoring Rogers which designates part of Veterans Parkway in the Cities of Bloomington and Normal as the "Army Ranger Sergeant Joshua P. Rodgers Memorial Highway.
On April 27, 2017, U.S. Army Sergeant Joshua P. Rodgers was killed in action supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. The Bloomington native was 22 years old.