Ladmirault was one of many postal employees whose lives were turned upside down in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. At the time he was a Registry Clerk at the New Orleans P&DC.
He survived Katrina’s floodwaters by climbing into the attic and roof of his house where he was rescued 24 hours later by a Sheriff in a boat. The Sheriff dropped Ladmirault off on an Interstate 10 overpass where he spent two days before being taken to the New Orleans Convention Center for four days. He then boarded a plane and was evacuated from New Orleans. To his surprise the plane landed in Salt Lake City where he stayed at a local Army Camp.
At his retirement celebration, Ladmirault talked about how much the Postal Service has changed during his career and what great memories he will take with him. He plans on buying a house in Utah and beginning a new chapter in his life, which will include traveling.
Salt Lake City P&DC employees gather to honor Robert Ladmirault and his 52 years of service.
Pictured from left is Salt Lake City District Manager Ken McArthur, next to Ken is Robert Ladmirault.