Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Duncan Hunter introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to name the U.S. Post Office, located at 1444 Main Street in Ramona, California, in memory of Nelson “Mac” MacWilliams. Working as a field representative for Congressman Hunter, Mac covered veterans, defense and law enforcement issues in the El Cajon office. On December 20, 2011, Mac was involved in a car crash that took his life. Soon after, VFW Post 3783, of which Mac was a life member, recommended the Ramona Post Office be named in his honor.
“Mac was an asset to the people of San Diego and the Ramona community,” said Congressman Hunter. “After serving in the Navy for 22 years, Mac continued to serve the public in different ways and he was very well-known and respected for his outstanding character and commitment to helping others. The Commander of Post 3783, John ‘Pontiac’ Hine, said it best: ‘One of Mac’s traits was that he was always on duty.’ Naming a post office after Mac is a way of honoring his life and will serve to remind anyone who enters its doors of Mac’s service to the nation and our community.”