Ward of honor

Rural Carrier Margaret Ward was recently making deliveries in Church Hill, TN, when she caught sight of an 85-year-old customer lying in a driveway and waving for help.

The woman did not want Ward to call 911 at first; she just wanted help getting up.

Ward persuaded the customer to remain still, placed a pillow under her head and asked whom she could contact for her. The woman suggested a neighbor who could reach her son.

Ward called 911, spoke with the neighbor and tried to keep the customer calm until the ambulance arrived.

A paramedic asked Ward if she was a nurse.

“I’m the mail lady,” she responded.

It turned out that the woman had broken her hip.

The customer was taken to a hospital, where she remained for several weeks.

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