Medal of Honor

 

MoH Korean front pix 25pct

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

More than 6.8 million people served with the American armed forces during the Korean War, but only 145 received the Medal of Honor. More than two-thirds of the men who received the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Korean War were killed in action.

The new Medal of Honor stamp folio includes photographs of the last living recipients as well as the names of all who received it for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty” during the Korean War.

Pictured on the selvage of this prestige folio are Hector A. Cafferata, Jr., Duane E. Dewey, Rodolfo P. Hernandez, Einar H. Ingman, Jr., Hiroshi H. Miyamura, Ola L. Mize, Ronald E. Rosser, Tibor Rubin, James L. Stone, and Ernest E. West, all of whom served with the U.S. Army; Robert E. Simanek, who served with the U.S. Marine Corps; and William R. Charette and Thomas Jerome Hudner, Jr., who served with the U.S. Navy.

To learn more about the Medal of Honor recipients featured in this stamp release, click on their names above or go to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society webpage.

The Korean War Medal of Honor stamp set was released on July 26, 2014, one day ahead of the 61st year marking the end of the Korean War, and is now available by clicking here or by going to USPS.com.

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