UPDATE: Hershel "Woody" Williams Honored on Stamp Set

By: The Associated Press, WSAZ Email
By: The Associated Press, WSAZ Email

UPDATE 11/11/13 @ 10:30 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The USPS has revealed its World War II Medal of Honor Forever stamp sheet set.

The stamps, which are available on Monday, Veterans Day, commemorate the 464 soldiers, sailors and air crew members who received the Medal of Honor during the war.

ershel "Woody" Williams, of Ona, is honored in the set. He is shown on the front page of the packet, the second photo down, from the top left corner.

The photos on the front of the packet show the remaining living WWII Medal of Honor recipients. Since the design was made, three of the recipients have passed away.

One stamp features a photograph of the Navy version of the Medal of Honor.

The other stamp features a photograph of the Army version of the Medal of Honor.

The Air Force version was not created until 1965.

The two center pages list the names of all 464 recipients of the Medal of Honor from World War II.

A short piece of text and a key to the names of the recipients pictured in the cover photos are included on the second page.

The remaining 18 stamps are found on the back page. Art director Antonio Alcala of Alexandria, VA, designed the stamps and the new format, working with photographs of the medals by Richard Frasier of Vienna, VA.

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ORIGINAL STORY 11/5/13 @ 9:30 a.m.
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 "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.


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