Sam Brewer, a North Carolina distribution clerk, recently marked a half-century of combined military and postal service.
Brewer’s achievement was celebrated during a ceremony at Manor Station in Winston-Salem.
“Being able to work for the past 50 years is something to be thankful for,” said Brewer, who was joined by his wife and daughter at the celebration.
During the ceremony, District Manager Russ Gardner and Post Office Operations Manager Brian Forte presented Brewer with a 50-year service pin and certificate.
Brewer joined USPS in 1972 after serving four years in the Navy. He has worked as a clerk in Winston-Salem for the past 46 years.
“He is well respected and a great motivator for everyone. We can always count on him,” said Customer Services Supervisor Stacy Healy.
Brewer said he enjoys working for the Postal Service today as much as he did when he first started.
“I have no plans to stop as long as the Lord gives me the health and strength to continue,” he said.