Medal of Honor

Pictured (clockwise from top left) are Charles H. Coolidge of Chattanooga, TN; Francis S. Currey of Selkirk, NY; Walter D. Ehlers of Buena Park, CA; John D. Hawk of Bremerton, WA; Daniel K. Inouye of Honolulu, HI; Robert D. Maxwell of Bend, OR; Vernon McGarity of Memphis, TN; Nicholas Oresko of Creskill, NJ; Wilburn K. Ross of Dupont, WA; and George T. Sakato of Denver, CO, all of whom served with the U.S. Army. Arthur J. Jackson of Boise, ID; and Hershel W. Williams of Ona, WV; served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Pictured (clockwise from upper left) are Charles H. Coolidge of Chattanooga, TN; Francis S. Currey of Selkirk, NY; Walter D. Ehlers of Buena Park, CA; John D. Hawk of Bremerton, WA; Daniel K. Inouye of Honolulu, HI; Arthur J. Jackson of Boise, ID; Robert D. Maxwell of Bend, OR; Vernon McGarity of Memphis, TN; Nicholas Oresko of Cresskill, NJ; Wilburn K. Ross of Dupont, WA; and George T. Sakato of Denver, CO, and Hershel W. Williams of Ona, WV.

The Postal Service is proud to honor our veterans, both living and deceased, and their families by issuing World War II Medal of Honor Forever stamp prestige folio.

More than 16 million Americans served in the armed forces during World War II, but only 464 were singled out to receive the Medal of Honor. Of that, nearly half died as a result of their heroic actions to receive the honor posthumously. Only eight are alive today.

The new Medal of Honor stamp folio includes photographs of the eight living recipients as well as three who agreed to participate in the new release prior to their recent deaths.

To learn more about each Medal of Honor recipient in this stamp release, as well as all other brave recipients, click on their individual names to the right or go directly to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society webpage.

The Medal of Honor stamp set will be released on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013.

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