Mailman keeps on trucking after 50-plus years

May 22—HIGH POINT — After more than half a century of working with the U.S. Postal Service, Steve Gantt will tell you there’s not much that can stay him from the swift completion of his appointed rounds.

Which brings us back to 2021. Gantt was recently recognized for 55 years of government service — 51 years with the postal service, plus four years before that in the Air Force, working as a mechanic on the C-130 aircraft. Today, even at age 75, the Kernersville resident says he hopes to stay with the postal service for many more years to come.

“Just as long as I can physically do the job,” he says.

Gantt joined the High Point post office in 1969 after returning home from Vietnam. A rural carrier he knew encouraged him to apply, so he took the postal exam, passed, and he’s been there ever since.


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