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By Tony M. Young
Manager of Post Office Operations Rosemary Miller presented David “Beno” Spalding, rural carrier, Lebanon, his million-mile award for reaching 30 years of service without a motor vehicle accident. He also received his 35-year service award and pin.
Spalding has a total of 31 years of postal service, not counting his four years of active duty military service with the U.S. Air Force.
Spalding is married to Vicky Spalding and they have three children, Martha Ann, Chad, and Lisa Kaye and nine grandchildren.
Spalding graduated from Saint Augustine High School in 1966 and completed two years of college at Western Kentucky University. He joined the air force in 1968 where he served four years stationed at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento Calif., Goose Bay Labrador, Canada and finished his military service at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio as security police.
After the air force he came back to Lebanon and worked various jobs until 1981 when he began his postal career as a rural carrier substitute in Loretto. He was a substitute carrier for one year then became full time on route 1 in 1982. He spent two years as a regular in Loretto prior to transferring to Lebanon in 1984 as a full time carrier on route 3. He carried route 3 for 10 years then transferred to route 2 which he continues to carry today.