Get a grip

Phoenix Letter Carrier Celeste Vu

Phoenix Letter Carrier Celeste Vu had just delivered mail to an 86-year-old customer, Tom Alexander, one day last October when she heard a loud groan.

Vu turned around and saw that Alexander had fallen in his driveway.

She rushed to the customer’s aid and got him back on his feet.

Alexander, a Korean War veteran who lives alone, later mailed a letter to the local Post Office.

“The strength of her grip as she helped me reassured me that I was in good hands,” he wrote. “May God bless her and all members of the United States Postal Service.”

Employees featured in “Heroes’ Corner” also receive letters of commendation through the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program. The nomination form is available on Blue.