PARKCHESTER - Isaac Cortes, 26, was a Bronx resident who was killed by an IED in Iraq in 2007. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a bronze star for his service, but a new proposal to honor the fallen solider is by far the most meaningful, his mother says.
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Bronx ) recently introduced a bill to rename a Parkchester post office in honor of Cortes.
Officials say the bill has to be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives and will probably be enacted after November.
?I want people to see who my son was and what he stood for,? says Cortes? mother, Emily Toro.
Cortes was killed two months into his tour in Iraq and is survived by a daughter.