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Effort to rename Pekin post office after fallen Marine passes House

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The Pekin Post Office is one step closer to taking the name of Lance Corporal Jordan Bastean. 

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos' bill to rename the post office after the fallen Marine passed the House Monday evening. Bastean was born and raised in Pekin, graduating from Pekin Community High School in 2010. He was a four-year JROTC cadet and joined the Marines after high school. 

He was deployed to Afghanistan, where he was killed during combat in Helmand Province on Oct. 23, 2011. 

The bill now moves to the Senate. 

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