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Honoring USPS Veterans

Nearly one in four U.S. Postal Service employees is a military veteran. In AltaVista, Virginia, it’s one of every two.


Nearly one in four U.S. Postal Service employees is a military veteran.
In AltaVista, VA, it’s one of every two.
"We have eight employees and four are veterans," said Postmaster Vincent Martin as he honored the veterans recently. Martin presented each employee a letter of appreciation from Appalachian District Manager Joseph Meimann during the event.
"We’re quite proud of our veterans and appreciate their service to this great nation," said Martin. "We’re well aware of the sacrifices they’ve made, allowing us the freedom of living in America."
Also honored earlier this month were three Rochester Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) employees with exemplary military service.
From left: AltaVista, VA Retail Associate Ronald Lovelace served in the Army for 12 years, Letter Carrier (Sgt. 1st Class) Tim Farney has served in the Army for 26 years, Letter Carrier Jeffrey Weaver served in the Navy for six years, Letter Carrier Tonya Robertson served in the Army for 10 years and Postmaster Vincent Martin.

The Charles H. Schubert Award — named for a former Rochester Postmaster and military veteran — was presented to Mail Handlers Tom McLernon and Jacob Farrell, and Tractor Trailer Driver John (Hugh) Webster.

From left: Learning Development & Diversity Manager Pam Lang and Frank Cius, retired postal employee and former POW, present the Frank E. Cius Award to Mail Handlers  Samuel Caplinger, Jr. and David Jarczewski.



The Buffalo P&DC honored two employee veterans with the Frank E. Cius Award — named for the now-retired postal employee and former prisoner of war. Mail Handlers David Jarczewski and Samuel Caplinger were recognized for their selfless service to their countries during their military service and now as postal employees.

"It’s a privilege to present this award to two employees who so richly deserve the honor," said Buffalo Veteran Committee member and Mail Handler Mike Cieslinski at the presentation.
All over the nation, as Veterans’ Day events were held and tributes made, military veterans, now serving the Postal Service, were honored for their dedication and duty to their country.



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Marilyn Jones has been a journalist for more than 30 years and is currently a freelance feature writer specializing in travel. Her articles have appeared in major newspapers including the BostonGlobe, Akron Beacon Journal and Chicago Sun-Times as well as regional travel magazines.

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