Long Islanders who've made us proud

Genine Plummer is believed to be the first
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Genine Plummer is believed to be the first black postmaster of the Brookhaven hamlet post office. Plummer, 55, has been postmaster at the government office along Montauk Highway for almost eight years as of May 2016. Plummer, who oversees three carriers and three window clerks responsible for helping 1,200 customers annually, said mail plays an important role in society, especially in periods of war when American soldiers don't have access to electronics. "It keeps people going," Plummer said. (Credit: Raychel Brightman)

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A paraplegic who rolled his wheelchair 3,100 miles from California to his hometown of West Hempstead in 99 days. A Brentwood man who completed the world's highest-altitude marathon. An unlikely UFC middleweight champion. These are just a few of the inspiring people on our list of Long Islanders who've made us proud. Who do we need to add to this list? Email josh.stewart@newsday.com.

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