Garland D. Lewis Sr. served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. After finishing two tours of service and receiving two honorable discharges, he joined the US Postal Service, on May 3, 1980, beginning a 33-year career. His memoir, The Truth Behind Going Postal: Surviving the Torture in the United States Postal Service, chronicles his many struggles within the organization.
Garland has been married for more than thirty years. He and his wife have two children and four grandchildren. He lives in Colorado and is an active member of several veterans’ service organizations. He retired from the USPS in 2013.