Former War Vet Turned Mail Carrier Claims Post Office Corruption After Firing

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn.(WHNT)-An Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who won two Purple Hearts and once appeared on the cover of Time Magazine is now at the center of controversy in Lincoln County, Tennessee after she was fired from her job at the Fayetteville Post Office last week.

Karah Adams told WHNT News 19 that her three-month postal career came to a sudden end after being accused of lying to her boss on her job application. But Adams said the claim by her supervisor was false, and was used as a cover to get rid of her after she wouldn’t go along with post office corruption she called “blatant.”

“A lot of stuff that goes on in the Fayetteville Post Office, it is intimidation and harassment at its best,” said Adams. “I did my job and I did it well.”

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  • E.A. Ess

    There’s no room in this company for you if you’re honest & not in the good old boys ‘n girls club. I wonder every day why the corruption isn’t investigated. To be successful you need to be somebody’s relative or lover. So disgusting & discouraging. Sounds like this employee is being forced out because she speaks the truth. That’ll get you blackballed in one quick hurry.

  • hollywood

    The story doesn’t say what she put on her application that was false . Not enough info here .

    • Rick

      If you are lying on your application Labor Relations tells the PM to fire you and the PM has to without question. Don’t lie and just do your job.

  • Nixie

    Same thing happened to my son. He’s a 10 point veteran that earned a Bronze star in the Navy. They fired him within 90 days because his vehicle broke down. My only question is, how do you prevent engine failure? It’s probably a blessing in disguise. Having a degree and top secret clearances while in the military, I think his supervisor was threatened by his level of intellect. I’ve been a clerk for 38 years and have seen this time and time again. Sad.

  • justine

    if you file an EEO complaint under discrimination under the Americans disability act….. and push it to a higher level it goes to federal court where lawyers take over at no expense to you

    • Retired postmaster

      As a postal employee who recently settled her EEO, I can tell you that you are not entitled to a court appointed attorney. You may have difficulty finding an attorney that will accept the case without a retainer since the Postal Service has a habit of fighting the claim for long periods sometimes years. Most lawyers can not afford to take on a case for nothing. In this case, the complainant might get a veterans organization that might help. You can, as I did, do most of the ppaerwork yourself but it is very stressful and time-consuming.