Hershel "Woody" Williams among 12 pictured in stamp series
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Hershel "Woody" Williams among 12 pictured in stamp series

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams is among 12 Medal of Honor winners from World War II whose photograph will be seen in a new memorial stamp series issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

The Postal Service is issuing the “Medal of Honor” Forever stamps as a way to recognize the living while still paying respect to all 464 Medal of Honor recipients.

The stamps are set to go on sale Veterans Day. A First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the stamps is scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m. at the National World War II Memorial.

At the time of design, there was only 12 of the World War II Medal of Honor recipients still living. Three of the 12 men depicted on the stamps have since died.

Williams, 90, of Ona, earned his Medal of Honor for actions taken in the hard-fought battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

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  • Dreama Cole Perley

    Thank you so much for this, but not to long ago a man in this area stole my fathers, I will never forgive him for that and alot of other things, but that was the most important, he recieved it for going in and deposing bombs, a brave thing to do, this person is probably saying it is his, but God knows, he will stand in front of the the same judge we all stand in front of one day, He will be sorry then. Thank you once again. Dreama

  • Curly Joe

    God bless and keep this Greatest Generation in our thankful hearts forever.

  • Dr. Sarcasm

    Thank you, Sirs!

    • Dr. Sarcasm

      Not being sarcastic as the name implies

  • Otto

    Great news! Woody Williams is a hero.