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Virginia duo mark 50 years on job

Two co-workers at the Merrifield, VA, Processing and Distribution Center
Two co-workers at the Merrifield, VA, Processing and Distribution Center, Andrew “Ghost” Horne, left, and Robert Capelli, have each had 50-year postal careers.

Between the two of them, USPS colleagues Andrew Horne and Robert Capelli have logged more than a century of service.

Both men work at the Merrifield, VA, Processing and Distribution Center. Horne, a culling group leader, recently marked the 50th year of his postal career, while Capelli, a maintenance support clerk, has been on the job for 52 years.

Horne, known to his co-workers as “Ghost,” attributes his longevity to his positive attitude.

His words of wisdom: “Block all negativity and stay focused. Then put one foot down, the other forward, and go for it.”

When asked why he has stuck with USPS for so many years, Capelli was also to the point.

“The Postal Service has been good to me,” he said.

Horne and Capelli are praised by managers at the Merrifield plant, which is part of Capital Metro Area’s Northern Virginia District.

Maintenance Operations Manager Lawrence Cark said Capelli is “an outstanding employee,” adding that recognition for his long career is “well deserved.”

Distribution Operations Manager Alice Jackson said Horne also sets a high standard.

“Mr. Horne has a strong work ethic and understands business needs,” Jackson said. “He strives for excellence every day.”

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