The US Post Office facility is located in Monroe, New York, and is officially designated to be the "National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office".
Wenzel was a ten-time marathon runner and finisher, three-time Ironman finisher as well as a world traveler. He was affiliated with many organizations, some of which include Chabad, the University of Miami Masters Swimming, The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau, The Florida State and Federal Bar (Southern District), FACDL, Dade County Bar Association (Young Lawyer's Division), Civil Litigation Committee (DCBA), Miami Runners Club and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training.
At the time of his death, Wenzel was 33 years old, he was employed as a clandestine CIA officer and was stationed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia until he was killed in a tragic car accident on July 9, 2003. To this day, the drunken driver remains a fugitive. Six years after his death in Ethiopa, on June 1, 2009 the CIA uncovered Gregg's true identity as a clandestine services officer. His obituaries said that he was a "U.S. Foreign Service officer" killed by a drunken driver on the streets of Addis Ababa. The State Department job was a cover for his real occupation: CIA spy. It was CIA Director Leon Panetta who revealed Wenzel's true identity during a ceremony commemorating those who died in the line of duty. Panetta also revealed that Wenzel was a member of the first clandestine service class to graduate after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Wenzel represented the spectacular class of young Americans who joined the CIA after 9/11. He left his job as an attorney to join the agency, thus sacrificing a career in which he could have accumulated a higher salary and financial well-being...for his love of America and patriotism. There are now 90 stars prominently displayed on the memorial wall in the spacious atrium of CIA headquarters, each commemorating an officer, like Wenzel, who died while serving the country.
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Wenzel leaves behind his parents Gladys and Mitchell, his sister Maura and her husband and his nephews Michael and Joshua and niece Jessica, his uncle Joe and his cousins Allison, Philip and Julie, and many friends. His memory will be instilled in the many lives he inspired and touched with his positive attitude and motivation toward life.
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