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W.Va. WWII medal winner to appear on stamp

November 5, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marine veteran Hershel "Woody" Williams of Ona is among a dozen World War II Medal of Honor winners whose likeness will appear in a new memorial stamp series issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

The Charleston Gazette reports ( ) that the "Medal of Honor" Forever stamps will go on sale next Monday, which is Veterans Day. They will commemorate the 464 soldiers, sailors and air crew members who received the Medal of Honor during the war.

According to postal officials, the 90-year-old Williams is among 12 Medal of Honor recipients whose photograph is included with the package of special stamps. At the time of their design, they were the last 12 Medal of Honor recipients from World War II still living. Three of the 12 have since died.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette,



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