Gatesville mail carrier, Ronald Herbelin, recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service after serving for 36 years.
In September of last year, Herbelin received an award from the National Safety Council for attaining one million miles or 30 years of safe driving without a preventable accident. The award, coined the Million Mile Club, was established to honor a select group of postal workers who deliver on safety every day.
After he received the award from the National Safety Council last year, Herbelin said with a grin, “I’ve been through five postmasters here in Gatesville. I’ve broken five of them in.”
Upon his recent retirement, Gatesville Postmaster Mike Hollingsworth said, “The only thing I can say is thank you. He’s been a great employee – he’s been anything you could ask for. He’s always done his job to the best of his ability. I’ve been coming to work with him for 28 years. It will now be definitely different.”
A plaque was presented to Herbelin from the postal service which read, “Thank you for 36 years and eleven months of loyal and dedicated service. Your commitment to bringing excellent customer service is second to none and you have left an excellent impression with your peers and your customers. Here’s to your impressive career.”
When asked what he planned to do following his retirement, Herbelin said, “I would like to play golf, although I’m not very good. I wouldn’t like doing anything for a month. I would like spending more time with my grandchildren.”