DETROIT -

Deborah Ford retired from the U.S. Postal Service today after four decades of loyal service.

But, what makes that service remarkable is that she never missed a day of work, not even one.

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Cal Ripken Jr. never called in sick. He played 2632 consecutive games for the Baltimore Orioles over 17 years.

Ford has worked for the Postal Service for 44 years and that’s just short of 11,000 days of work without a sick day.

"It was my duty," Deborah proudly proclaimed at her retirement party.

"You know, rain, sleet or snow… I believed in that. I still do," she said.

It's often said in sports that records and made to broken, but 44-years without missing a day, Cal Ripken, move over.

There’s a new Iron Man in town.

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~Deborah Ford retired from the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday.~