Monday, October 22, 2007

Photos of troops removed from post office

San Luis is reporting that dozens of photos of U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, on display for years behind the counter at Paso Robles, CA post office, were removed Friday, drawing protests from customers and a congressman.

The photos were taken down after a customer complained that the display was pro-war. When the issue came to the attention of the regional postal center, it asked that Paso Robles Postmaster Mike Milby and his staff remove the display because it violated a regulation against displays of nonpostal business material at any U.S. post office.

Two signs posted at the postal counter Friday said “We are being forced to remove the pictures from our wall of our boys and girls in the military. Please ask for your pictures back.”

Clerks were barraged with questions about why the display had gone down, with most people expressing dismay that the photos had been removed.

The post office staff was upset about the change but had been told to refer all media inquiries to Maher’s office.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM