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WV Medal Of Honor Recipient To Be Honored On Souvenir Stamp Sheet

Reported by: Send eMail Heath Harrison
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Also Contributing: Shelby Spradling
Reported: Nov. 10, 2013 10:22 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 10, 2013 10:58 PM EST

U.S. Postal Service photo (Williams is second from top in lefthand column)
U.S. Postal Service photo (Williams is second from top in lefthand column)

Ona , Cabell County , West Virginia

A local Medal of Honor recipient will be among a group honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a new set of stamps on Veterans Day.

Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams, 90, of Ona will be featured, along 11 other living World War II Medal of Honor recipients, on the border of a new souvenir sheet of Medal of Honor stamps being unveiled by the Postal Service on Monday.

Each package will contain 20 Forever Stamps on the sheet and will list every Medal of Honor recipient of the Army and Navy from World War II.

The sheet will be officially unveiled at a dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

The stamps were rushed into production. Since their design, four of the men pictured have passed away.

Williams was born in Fairmont. He was presented the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman on Oct. 5, 1945 for actions "above and beyond the call of duty."



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