Saturday, August 25, 2012

Troops Get Special Cancellation

The 1461st Transportation Company, a Jackson-based Michigan Army National Guard Company which is deployed in Afghanistan are getting their own special postal cancellation today.

The Michigan Live website reports, "A postal cancellation in the shape of a HET — or heavy equipment truck —  will take place from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the downtown Jackson postal branch..."

Postal worker Deb Marriott is quoted in the piece by reporter Jordan Spence as saying, "“I got together with Sgt. 1st Class George Bridge (from the 1461st) and asked him what would best represent the transport company? We decided on the truck, since their job over there is to transport large equipment with the HETs."

For friends, supporters and  family members of the troops who don’t live in the area, Marriott they will put a special hold on the cancellation for a month, so they are able to send letters in.

Collectors and others can send self addressed envelopes to: Postmaster, 113 W. Michigan  Ave. Jackson, Mich. 49201.

Shown above,  a HET (Heavy Equipment Truck)

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM