The ceremony that brought people together at the Iuka post office on Monday took second place to the people who gathered there.
A crowd of 100 or so people came to honor the memory of fallen soldier Sgt. Jason W. Vaughn, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on May 10, 2007.
At the request of Jason Vaughn’s mother, RaNae Vaughn, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee introduced a bill – H.R. 2213 – to have the Iuka post office renamed in his honor. The bill passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on May 15.