Rural Carrier Hero: Mark Abplanalp, Grant City, MO

Grant City, MO, Rural Carrier Mark Abplanalp delivered mail to a farm on a recent Tuesday. When he returned two days later, he noticed the mail was untouched.

That’s when Abplanalp’s instincts kicked in. He called the sheriff, who began searching for the farmer with help from the man’s son-in-law.

They found the farmer about a mile from home. He was using his tractor to do some chores when the vehicle broken down.

Since the farmer walks with a cane and has no cell phone, he was stranded for three days.

Source: Heroes’ corner | USPS News Link