A Singer’s Influence and a Hero’s Courage Remembered

Left: The new Janis Joplin Forever Stamp. Right: Korean War hero Hiroshi Miyamura receives a framed version of the new Medal of Honor - Korean War stamps from Gallup, NM, Postmaster Thelma Malone.

Left: The new Janis Joplin Forever Stamp. Right: Korean War hero Hiroshi Miyamura receives a framed version of the new Medal of Honor – Korean War stamps from Gallup, NM, Postmaster Thelma Malone.

Some of the best music from the “Summer of Love” is remembered in the September 2014 edition of Your Postal Podcast.

Retired postal employee Jae Whitaker lived with legendary Janis Joplin during the rock singer’s journey to the peak of her fame and reminisced in an interview with Your Postal Podcast on the release of the Forever Stamp honoring her friend.

Later in the audio program, you’ll hear thoughts from a Medal of Honor recipient who demonstrated bravery and valor during the Korean War. Hiroshi Miyamura is one of the medal recipients whose photo is included on the new Medal of Honor – Korean War Stamp Folio. His appearance on the stamp sheet was celebrated at a recent ceremony in his native Gallup, NM.

The audio and transcript versions of this and previous editions of Your Postal Podcast are available at YourPostalPodcast.com.

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3 Comments

  1. grannybunny

     /  October 1, 2014

    At the Postal Service, we are used to heroes. We are surrounded by everyday Postal heroes, who — daily — step up and go above and beyond the call of duty to help our communities. However, even among Postal heroes, Hiroshi Miyamura stands out. I’m glad that we honored him in the Medal of Honor issue and that he is still around to enjoy that honor, even though he — humbly — claims it on behalf of all of his fellow recipients.

  2. Anonymous

     /  October 9, 2014

    I think it is called CIVIC DUTY ….

  3. Jonn

     /  October 9, 2014

    Civic duty includes voting and paying taxes. I’ve read stories of a postal carrier running into a burning building to save people or performing the Heimlich maneuver on a baby to save it’s life. That’s heroism.

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