PARKERSBURG - A West Virginia veteran is among nine Medal of Honor recipients from World War II to be depicted on a stamp sheet by the U.S. Postal Service on Monday.
Herschel "Woody" Williams was a Marine Corps corporal on Iwo Jima in 1945.
Williams and eight other surviving recipients will be featured on a postage stamp to be issued on Monday, Veterans Day. The stamp will include their photographs.
The stamp sheet to be released on Monday honoring Medal of Honor recipients. Herschel “Woody” Williams of West Virginia is second down at the far left.
Pictured clockwise from top left of the stamp are Charles H. Coolidge of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Francis S. Currey of Selkirk, N.Y.; Walter D. Ehlers of Buena Park, Calif.; John D. Hawk of Bremerton, Wash.; Daniel K. Inouye of Honolulu, Hawaii; Robert D. Maxwell of Bend, Ore.; Vernon McGarity of Memphis, Tenn.; Nicholas Oresko of Creskill, N.J.; Wilburn K. Ross of Dupont, Wash.; George T. Sakato of Denver, Colo.; Arthur J. Jackson of Boise, Idaho, and Williams. Williams and Jackson were in the Marines and the others were in the U.S. Army.
Inouye, a U.S. senator, and McGarity died before the stamps could be issued, as did Oresko, who died after the stamps were printed. Their photographs are still included.
A ceremony will be held 9 a.m. Monday at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.