Tim Robbins isn't worthy to shine this man's shoes.
Part of a day´s work for an Idaho Falls man includes developing a postal zip code system for the people of Iraq.
Steven Lucks, 53, is a Vietnam veteran and U.S. Naval Reserve retiree. He left his wife and two daughters in November to volunteer to help rebuild Iraq.
His wife, Dee Ann, said her husband went to officer candidate school and worked his way up to the rank of captain.
Lucks now works for the Department of Defense. His official titles are senior technical liaison representative for the Ministry of Communications and deputy postmaster general for Postal/Savings Systems.
Over a cell phone connection and a 10-hour time difference, Lucks told the Idaho Falls Post Register there was nowhere he´d rather be. He said the Iraqi people are eager to learn. “Everyone I meet is pretty upbeat, and I meet a lot of people,” he said.
Lucks and his colleagues have developed a zip code system and an international service center for Iraqi Air, which allows parcels to enter Iraq with much less trouble than before.