The President has signed into law a bill to name the downtown Columbia post office in honor of Army Specialist Sterling Wyatt, who was killed in action in July of 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Specialist Wyatt was born and raised in Columbia and graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 2009. As a youngster and teenager, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, a first-degree black belt in taekwondo, and certification as a Certified Nurse Attendant. His military awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler introduced the bill to name the Columbia post office in his honor after receiving letters from Columbia constituents asking to do so and after meeting Sterling’s parents, Randy and Sherry. There will be a formal ceremony in Columbia to dedicate the downtown post office to Spc. Wyatt on a future date to be announced.
Having Sterling’s name on the Columbia Post Office will inspire future generations and commemorate his patriotism forever.