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Delaware to Name National Guard Headquarters for Beau Biden

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Beau Biden (Photo: AP) Beau Biden (Photo: AP)

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Delaware will name its National Guard headquarters in New Castle for Beau Biden.

Gov. Jack Markell announced the honor Tuesday for the former attorney general and Army National Guard major who died of brain cancer in May.

“Beau lived every day with a remarkable determination to making Delaware’s communities and our world a better place, from defending the country abroad to protecting children and our most vulnerable citizens as Attorney General to his dedication to family as a model husband and father,” Markell said. “It is only fitting that his name will forever be associated with an organization of men and women who go to extraordinary lengths to serve their state and country.” 

A ceremony will be held in the spring to unveil signs for the "Major Joseph R. (Beau) Biden III Armed Forces Reserved Center." The 106,000-square-foot center houses the Army and Air National Guard and local U.S. Navy Reserve. During the week, approximately 175 soldiers, airmen, and sailors occupy the building, with that number rising to more than 320 personnel on training assembly weekends.

Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, enlisted in 2003 and deployed to Iraq in 2008 for a year as a member of the 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade. He earned the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. Biden later served two terms as attorney general.

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