Departed Altadena resident and World War II veteran Oliver Goodall came one step closer to having a post office named in his honor this week after legislation mandating the change passed Congress.
Goodall, an Altadena postal worker and veteran who served with the famous Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, will have a Pasadena post office location named for him assuming the President signs legislation that was sponsored by local Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff.
The Post Office location at 281 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena will be called the “First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office,” according to a release from Schiff's office.
The original plan was to name the Altadena Post Office after Goodall, but the in June.
Goodall entered the service as a pilot in 1943. He was also among 60 black U.S. Army Air Corps officers arrested for trying to peacefully integrate an all-white officers’ club, according to Schiff's office. The incident, called the Freeman Field Mutiny, became part of the inspiration for the movement to racially integrate the armed forces.