CIA Agent Honored Posthumously

By UM News

CIA Agent Honored Posthumously

By UM News
Miami Law alumnus Gregg Wenzel died in a car accident in Ethiopia in 2003.

School of Law alumnus Gregg Wenzel, J.D. ’94, was working for the CIA when he was killed in a car accident in Ethiopia in 2003. Because of the clandestine nature of his position, it wasn’t until 2009 that his name could be unveiled in the agency's Book of Honor. His is the 81st star carved into the Memorial Wall in the CIA Headquarters lobby. Now Wenzel’s service is also being recognized by his hometown of Monroe, New York. The town's Post Office has was named in his honor earlier this year.

Gregg David WenzelThe dedication ceremony took place on May 18, 2015, according to a Central Intelligence Agency release. Flanked by an American flag, the plaque in lobby reads: “This building is named in honor of Officer Gregg David Wenzel, National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency, by Act of Congress, Public Law 113-209, December 16, 2014.”

Wenzel is the first CIA officer to have a post office named in his honor, according to the CIA release. Read more about Wenzel's life and service at https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2015-featured-story-archive/Gregg-Wenzel.html.