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Courageous countdown: No. 2

Jason Thomas and Kenna, WV, Retail Associate Meredith Taylor

Link is looking back at the year in “Heroes’ Corner” with a countdown of the five most-viewed articles.

Coming in at No. 2 is ‘He is my son,’the story of Meredith Taylor.

The Kenna, WV, retail associate and her husband took in teenager Jason Thomas, who had been secretly living on his high school campus after he and his mother lost their home and she dropped out of the picture.

“He is my son,” Taylor told the local ABC station earlier this year. “That is how I feel about him.”

If you know of heroic colleagues like Taylor, the Postal Service wants to know about them, too.

Employees recognized through the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program must be nominated for the award. Corporate Communications reviews nominations for accuracy, then sends them to the Inspection Service and the Office of Inspector General for approval.

Following approval, each nominee receives a commendation letter from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan.

Honorees are also featured in Link’s “Heroes’ Corner” column. Additionally, a heroes’ wall at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC, displays stories and photos.

To nominate an employee, complete PS Form 400, Corporate Communications PMG Hero Nomination, and email it to

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