POSTAL STAMPS HONOR MARINE HEROES
On 10 November 2005, the 231st birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, and the eve of Veterans Day 2005, the U.S. Postal Service honors four Marine heroes with commemorative stamps. They are:
- Lt. Gen. Lewis “Chesty” Puller, awarded five Navy Crosses for heroism in action, the last one at age 52 in Korea
- Lt. Gen. John Lejeune a WWI hero who spent 40 years in the Corps
- Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly, awarded the Medal of Honor twice, for two separate acts of heroism
- Gunny Sgt. John Basilone, awarded the Medal of Honor for three days of fighting on Guadalcanal in WWII before dying at Iwo Jima.
Let’s all give the Corps a huge OORAH! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
VETERANS DAY, 11 November 2005 honors military personnel from all branches of the military. This year is a particularly important time to salute our younger active duty and reserve personnel - many of whom have become veterans of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and are doing a fantastic job maintaining the highest traditions of the military service!
Let's hear another huge OORAH for them, too!