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Courageous countdown: No. 2

Hartford, MI, City Carrier Assistant Brittany Buck

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 “Oh, babies!” — the story of Brittany Buck.

The Hartford, MI, city carrier assistant was delivering mail when she came upon two toddlers, clothed only in soiled diapers, in the middle of a road.

Buck called 911 and protected the girls from traffic until emergency responders arrived.

An investigation revealed that the toddlers had been left alone for 18 hours, including overnight, by their mother, who faced child abuse charges.

If you know of heroic colleagues like Buck, 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 Louis DeJoy.

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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