Delaware to name National Guard headquarters for Beau Biden

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Posted: Nov 10, 2015 12:47 PM

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware will name its National Guard headquarters in New Castle for Beau Biden.

Gov. Jack Markell announced the honor Tuesday for the former attorney general and Army National Guard major who died of brain cancer in May.

A ceremony will be held in the spring to unveil signs for the "Major Joseph R. (Beau) Biden III Armed Forces Reserved Center." The center houses the Army and Air National Guard and local U.S. Navy Reserve.

Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, enlisted in 2003 and deployed to Iraq in 2008 for a year as a member of the 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade. He earned the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. Biden later served two terms as attorney general.