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Post Office Renamed in Remembrance of Lance Corporal Anthony A. DiLisio of Macomb Township, Michigan

by Candice Miller on November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today praised the U.S. House of Representative passage of H.R.5738, a bill to rename the Post Office located at 15285 Samohin Drive in Macomb, Michigan the Lance Corporal Anthony A. DiLisio Clinton-Macomb Carrier Annex.  Miller introduced the legislation to rename the post office in remembrance of Lance Corporal DiLisio who died on May 30, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.  H.R.5738 passed the House unanimously by voice vote and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration.


“I am honored to have sponsored this measure to pay respects and remembrance to Lance Corporal Anthony DiLisio, a son of Macomb Township, and pleased that today the House passed the measure renaming a Macomb post office in his honor,” Miller said.  “It is wholly appropriate that the House took this action today to honor Lance Corporal DiLisio who gave his life in service to America and those men and women with whom he served alongside.  Our nation has been very fortunate for these brave citizens such as Lance Corporal DiLisio who have answered our nation’s call and defended our freedoms.  We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice made by Lance Corporal DiLisio and the loss borne by all those who knew him.  My thoughts will remain with the members of Lance Corporal Anthony DiLisio’s family and I thank them for their assistance and guidance in this effort.”


Note: Lance Cpl. Anthony A. DiLisio, 20, of Macomb Township, Michigan, died May 30, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, IIMarine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


DiLisio was killed while on patrol about 25 yards outside of camp.  He was shot once in the head by a group of enemy fighters who drove by in a van.  Despite his superiors telling him he could have the day off, DiLisio volunteered to work that night.  Two other Marines were killed in the same ambush.  His unit was scheduled to return back to the United States the following month.


DiLisio graduated from Dakota High School in Macomb Township and enlisted in the Marines shortly after finishing school.  He was the son of Lorenzo DiLisio and the late Tamrya Lebute, stepmother Tina DiLisio, the brother of Dino, Joseph, Lisa, Maria, and Angelo.  DiLisio is also remembered by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 



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