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    Houston Post Office to Be Renamed to Honor Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén

    Houston Post Office to Be Renamed to Honor Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén

    A Houston post office will soon bear the name of a woman who became the face of the #MeToo movement for the U.S. armed services.

    The Vanessa Guillén Post Office Building in southeast Houston will honor the private first class who disappeared in April 2020 from Hood, Texas, shortly after telling her family she was being sexually harassed by a noncommissioned officer. She was found dead two months later, killed by a fellow soldier over a separate incident.

    Her death, along with accounts from other soldiers who said they'd been harassed but their complaints about their treatment had not been taken seriously, sparked a massive investigation into command climate at Fort Hood — one that concluded that sexual assault and harassment reports were dismissed or ignored by leaders.

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    The case also galvanized an ongoing effort by members of the U.S. Senate and House to remove decisions to prosecute sexual assault and harassment from the chain of command.

    “[This] changed legislation that will not only help thousands of victims but give voice to people, like my sister, who for decades suffered in silence,” Mayra Guillén, Vanessa's younger sister, said during a press conference in , D.C., on Dec. 22.

    Legislation to rename the Park Place Post Office at 5302 Galveston Road for Guillén was driven by Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and…

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