Monroe Post Office named after slain CIA agent

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Wenzel

MONROE – Gregg David Wenzel was a native of Monroe and a graduate
of Monroe-Woodbury High School.

He joined the CIA in the first post-9/11 class and became a member of
the National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Wenzel was killed at age 33 on July 9, 2003 while serving in Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia.

His memory has now been forever memorialized in Monroe with the renaming
of the Monroe Post Office in his honor.

He is the first CIA officer to be afforded the distinction of having a
federal building named in his memory.

After high school, Wenzel attended SUNY Binghamton and earned his law
degree from the Miami School of Law. He later became a public defender,
but joined the CIA to serve his country after the September 11 terrorist
attacks.

His father, Mitchell, said the ceremony, attended by some 300 people on
Monday, was a fitting tribute to his son.