Showing posts with label US Postal Service. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US Postal Service. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Healing PTSD Stamp has issues...

The USPS 'Healing PTSD' Stamp Will Raise Money for Veterans
By James Barber
3 Dec 2019

The United States Postal Service has just issued a "Healing PTSD" semipostal stamp that will raise money to be distributed to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for the National Center for PTSD.
The First-Class stamps will sell for 65 cents, a ten-cent premium over the standard price. A semipostal stamp is one designed to fund causes in the public interest and in this case that interest is post-traumatic stress. The extra money will be donated to the cause.

The "Healing PTSD" stamp features a photo illustration of a green plant sprouting from ground covered in fallen leaves, symbolizing the PTSD healing process. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp with original art by Mark Laita.

After an unfortunate first-day computer glitch that delayed early sales of the stamps on December 2nd was corrected, the "Healing PTSD" stamps should be available at all post offices nationwide. You can also order them in sheets of twenty directly from the USPS at their website.
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Linked from Task and Purpose

Considering the track record...maybe this time there will be some accountability but, as for me, I am not buying this!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Army veteran-mailman killed helping protect woman

Mailman fatally shot by teen was father of four, Army veteran

Kay Dimanche
Jozelyn Escobedo
Digital Editor
April 23, 2019


A U.S. Postal Service mailman was gunned down Monday afternoon and police believe a 17-year-old boy is the one who shot him. According to an arrest warrant, 47-year-old Jose Hernandez was trying to intervene in a fight between the teen and the teen’s mother at the time of the shooting.

Hernandez's Bishop tells KOAT he was an Army veteran, husband and father of four.

The shooting happened in the 700 block of Terracotta SW, which is near Tower Road and 98th Street.

Xavier Zamora's mother told police Hernandez was trying to help her, but Zamora became "aggressive" with the mailman because he tried using Mace on the teen.
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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Veteran works full time for Post 76 and fears becoming homeless?

‘I’m scared’: He is 76, a veteran and struggling to find an affordable apartment

The Washington Post
Theresa Vargas
February 16, 2019

Jeffrey Snure doesn’t want to end up homeless.

He told me this on a recent morning as we sat down to eat breakfast at a Latin American restaurant next to a 7-Eleven.
Jeffrey Snure, a 76-year-old veteran, works full time for the U.S. Postal Service. He fears he will soon become homeless. (The Washington Post)

“Am I scared?” he said. “Better believe I’m scared. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t know how to keep it from happening.”

Lately, he has paid more attention to a man who walks through his Northern Virginia neighborhood who appears as if he’s barely avoiding life on the street.

“Every time I see him, I get very nervous,” Snure said. “I don’t want that to happen to me.”

Snure is a 76-year-old veteran. He also works full time for the U.S. Postal Service. He shouldn’t be worried about sleeping on a sidewalk. And yet, in recent weeks, as he faces eviction from the apartment where he has lived for more than two decades, Snure has found himself feeling increasingly frustrated, lost and, yes, even scared, as he searches for a rarity in the region: an affordable place to live.

He said he has worked for the Postal Service for more than two decades, and he spends six days a week fixing mail-sorting machines as an electronic technician. For that, he said he earns about $66,000 a year.
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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Navy Veteran Postal Employee Lost Life Breaking Up Fight

Man Killed By Armed PSU Officers Had Valid Concealed Carry Permit
by Ericka Cruz Guevarra
June 30, 2018
Washington was a Navy veteran and an employee with the United States Postal Service since 1998. He worked with the collections unit as a letter carrier at the main office in downtown Portland, where he also served as the union shop steward.
Keyaira Smith, who filmed the encounter, told OPB that Washington was "trying to be a good Samaritan."
Jason Erik Washington, the man killed by armed Portland State University officers early Friday morning, had a valid concealed carry permit at the time of his death.

Two of Washington’s colleagues and at least one witness say Washington, 45, was black.

Keyaira Smith, a witness who took video of the moments leading up to Washington’s death, told OPB that he was “trying to be a good Samaritan” by breaking up a fight.

Video footage shows what appears to be a black object attached to Washington’s right side as he’s seen pulling one man off another. Two PSU police officers can also be seen.

“The gun slipped out of the holster when he had fallen, and I think he may have tried to retrieve it,” Smith said. “Then they said ‘gun.’”

That’s when police fired, she said.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

National Guardsman wins $2 million for wrongful termination

Guardsman Wins $2M in Post Office USERRA Case
Dec 19, 2012
Stars and Stripes
by Charlie Reed

A U.S. Postal Service employee who was fired for “excessive use of military service” when he tried to return to work after four years on active duty with the National Guard must be reinstated with over $2 million in back pay, benefits and attorney fees, a judge ruled Tuesday.

The decision to fire Sgt. Maj. Richard Erickson in 2000 has been ruled a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act, or USERRA. The law prohibits civilian employers from terminating or otherwise penalizing part-time servicemembers who leave their jobs for military service for up to five years.
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Duckworth Joins U.S. Postal Service for Purple Heart Stamp Ceremony

Assistant Secretary Duckworth Joins

U.S. Postal Service for Purple Heart Stamp Ceremony

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2009)- Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, L.
Tammy Duckworth, spoke at a U.S. Postal Service ceremony announcing the
reissue of the Purple Heart stamp. Hundreds of people attended the
morning event at the Washington Convention Center.

"This stamp is a tribute to our nation's wounded Veterans and a reminder
of our society's commitment to care for them when the war is over,"
Assistant Secretary L. Tammy Duckworth said. "Many people who are
severely wounded have their initial fears of a life destroyed replaced
by the understanding that they can do just about anything."

This is the fifth issue of the Purple Heart definitive postage stamp.
The Purple Heart stamp was first issued on May 20, 2003, at Mount
Vernon, Va. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of
the United States to members of the U.S. Military who have been wounded
in combat or to the next of kin of those killed in action.

Assistant Secretary L. Tammy Duckworth is a recipient of the Purple
Heart for wounds she sustained while serving in Iraq with the United
States Army. In 2004, her aircraft was ambushed and a rocket-propelled
grenade struck the Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting during a
mission north of Bagdad.