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Texas letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 56-year-old letter carrier Paulino Huerta III, a member of Branch 2562, passed away Monday, August 24, from complications related to coronavirus. Brother Huerta worked at the Mercedes, TX Post Office. This November he would have celebrated his 20th anniversary with the Postal Service.

"On behalf of the entire NALC, we mourn the loss of Brother Huerta," NALC President Fredric Rolando said. "Paulino battled this horrible disease in an intensive care unit for well over a month before it unfortunately took his life. We send our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to his wife, daughter, other family members, loved ones, friends and co-workers.“