COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — The US Postal Service has issued a World War II Medal of Honor stamp.
The West Coast unveiling of the stamp, which depicts the Army and Navy Medals of Honor surrounded by pictures of 12 of the medals’ recipients, took place at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.READ MORE: CHP Motorcycle Officer Involved In Traffic Collision On Eastbound 105 Freeway At Bellflower Boulevard
One of the Medal of Honor recipients depicted in the stamp is World War II veteran Walter Ehlers, 92, of Buena Park.READ MORE: First Weekend Eligible Adults Can Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot In Los Angeles County
“Well we think it’s just a delightful tribute to the Medal of Honor recipients,” said Ehlers’ daughter, Cathy Metcalf. “We’re losing them so rapidly. When this project started, there were 12 surviving Medal of Honor recipients from World War II. As of a week ago, last Monday, we are down to only eight.”MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed By Huntington Police Saturday As Nearby Crowds Watched U.S. Open Of Surfing