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USPS® Arizona honors US navy

Rachel Wheeler Archive
Postmasters at the United States Postal Service (USPS) are to honor four naval servicemen who served with "bravery and distinction" in the 20th century.

The sailors will be honored with a special collection of new stamps, to be unveiled at a ceremony in Tucson on February 4th.

World War II veterans John McCloy, who has the distinction of being among the extremely few men to ever receive two medals of honor for separate acts of heroism and Doris Miller, the first African-American hero of the war and a legend through his actions at Pearl Harbour, are to be among those honoured.

William S Sims, a naval commander during World War I who became an outspoken innovator of the force and Arleigh A Burke, another modernizing force who guided the navy through the Cold War, will also be honored at the USPS ceremony.

Local Tucson singer Beverley Gibson will sing the national anthem to mark the event.