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!