On Wednesday, April 23rd, the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 5528 introduced by Representative Stephen F. Lynch (MA-09) to designate the postal facility on Commercial Street Brockton, MA as the Rocky Marciano Post Office Building in honor of the legendary boxer.
            “I’d like to thank the members of the Marciano family and the public officials and residents of the City of Brockton for their dedication to honoring Rocky Marciano, a remarkable champion and citizen through the naming of the Commercial Street Post Office,” Lynch said. “Known for his skill and determination, Rocky Marciano has come to personify the best and proudest traditions of Brockton and I am proud that we are able to honor him with such a fitting tribute.”
At the request of Brockton Mayor James E. Harrington, Representative Lynch introduced the legislation on March 4, 2008.
            Rocky Marciano was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. He went on to serve his country in the United States Army as an Army Private with the 150th Combat Engineers. He began his boxing career in 1948 and went on to amass a professional record 6of 49 wins with 43 knockouts, no draws and no losses. Marciano held the Heavyweight Title from 1952 to 1956 and is the only professional boxer to retire undefeated.   He died in a private plane crash, just shy of his 46th birthday, in 1969.