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Collins Introduces Bill to Rename Dansville Post Office Honoring Staff Sergeant Alexandria Gleason-Morrow

Mar 28, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today introduced a bill to rename a post office in Dansville, NY to honor the legacy and service of Staff Sergeant Alexandria Gleason-Morrow. SSgt Gleason-Morrow, a Dansville native, enlisted in the Air Force after graduating high school, and was assigned to the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. While deployed in Jordan, SSgt Gleason-Morrow tragically died in a non-combat drill at the age of 25.

“SSgt Gleason-Morrow was a true American hero who gave her life while serving our nation,” said Collins. “It is absolutely devastating that two beautiful young girls are left without a mother who was a remarkable example of service and bravery. It is my hope that her memory will live on in the Dansville community and that SSgt Gleason-Morrow’s family and friends will find a piece of solace in this honor.”

“Alexandria Mae Gleason Morrow was a great American that loved her country and put her life on the line to defend us all, ultimately she lost her life while serving our beautiful country,” said Stephanie Gleason, mother of SSgt Gleason-Morrow. “She was a top notch Airmen that gave her all and never accepted anything but perfection from those around her, but was willing to teach anyone to become the best they could possibly be.”

Collins introduced this bill on March 22, 2018, which marked the one year anniversary of SSgt Gleason-Morrow’s death. Friends and colleagues described Gleason-Morrow as a kind-hearted person who had a passion for serving her county.

Gleason added: “Alex was an amazing soul. Alex first and foremost was a beautiful person inside and out, she was the best daughter, granddaughter, sister, mother, wife and friend to us all, she radiated light where ever she was. I am a grateful American for all of our men and women in uniform past, present and future, I would also like to thank Congressman Chris Collins and his entire staff for working so tirelessly to make this happen.”