Postal Service through the years

POSTED: 08:05 AM PST Feb 06, 2013    UPDATED: 09:35 AM PDT May 01, 2013 

Patrick Donahoe, postmaster general of the struggling United States Postal Service, "has decided to retire" in February after serving 39 years at the agency, the USPS announced Friday. Check out landmark moments in U.S. Postal Service history.

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2012: In the past year, the service cut hours at thousands of post offices. It also merged some of its plants, and twice defaulted on payments totaling $11 billion. The agency reported a loss of $16 billion.

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