President Joe Biden Tuesday signed a bill that will rename a Placentia post office branch after a Korean immigrant who lived in Orange County and died while serving with the Army in Iraq.
The bill will rename the post office at 1400 N. Kraemer Blvd. as the PFC Jang Ho Kim Post Office Building.
“U.S. Army PFC Jang Ho Kim gave everything to preserve our nation’s values we hold dear,” Rep. Young Kim, D-Placentia, said in a statement. Kim introduced the bill to rename the post office branch.
“While we cannot fully repay our fallen heroes, I am glad we can preserve his story in Placentia for years to come through the PFC Jang Ho Kim Post Office Building,” Young Kim said.
A native of Seoul, South Korea, Jang Ho Kim immigrated to the United States with his family in 1990, eventually moving to Orange County. He graduated from Valencia High School in Placentia and attended Fullerton College.
He enlisted in the Army in 2005 and was deployed to Baghdad, where he and a fellow soldier were killed by a roadside bomb. He is buried at the Riverside National Cemetery.