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Two smiling postal workers

USPS recently recognized two more Los Angeles District employees who’ve each logged more than six decades of service.

Leroy Brown, a Los Angeles International Service Center clerk, will celebrate 63 years as a postal employee in December.

Willie Campbell Jr., a maintenance supervisor at the Los Angeles Processing and Distribution Center, has 61 years with the organization.

Brown and Campbell join Willie Clemmons, a Los Angeles Processing and Distribution Center mail handler who marked 68 years as a postal employee in August.

“This has been an amazing experience,” said Brown, who joined USPS, then called the Post Office Department, in 1955 after serving in the Army.

Brown began as a city scheme clerk. In 1973, he was promoted to a general clerk at the International Service Center, where he’s been ever since.

“The Post Office has done me well and taken care of my family,” said the 85-year-old Brown, who has four children and several grandchildren.

Campbell began his postal career as a custodian in 1957, just three days after he was discharged from the Army.

After completing courses in night school, Campbell was promoted to electrician and later supervisor.

“It’s not the years that I’ve had in the Postal Service. It’s the life that I’ve had while in the Postal Service, and I’ve had a good life,” he said.

Both Brown and Campbell said they were too busy enjoying working for USPS to think about retirement.

Said Brown: “It keeps me active and keeps me busy. I enjoy being with people.”