Sunday, October 03, 2010

Postal Service "Heroes of the Year "

"The 2010 Heroes of the Year represent the efforts of thousands of letter carriers who not only deliver the mail to 150 million households six days a week, but often assist or save residents in situations involving accidents, fires, crimes or health crises," according to a press release put out by the

Eight letter carrier heroes will be honored at a special event this Thursday in Washington, DC.

Among those being honored...

Arkansas letter carrier who saw a two-car, head-on collision and pulled the driver from one vehicle and, as the vehicle caught on fire, saved a passenger engulfed in flames. He then rescued of the other driver whose car was on fire,

~ An Ohio carrier who one morning rescued a resident from a house fire and that afternoon aided a 12-year-old boy who had crashed his bicycle into a van,

~ A Utah carrier saved a resident suffering a heart attack after noticing the man's dog barking urgently; a New Jersey carrier rescued a homeowner from a fire,

~ Two Michigan carriers saved an elderly woman after they became worried about her whereabouts,

~ A retired Kansas carrier has helped feed 35,000 families across the state,

~ Seattle carriers who built housing for Katrina victims in Louisiana.

Congratulations to all the recipients!

To read the entire release, click here.

For more on the Heroes of The Year program, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM