Vietnam War

1993 29¢ Dean Acheson
April 11, 1893

Birth of Dean Acheson

Dean Gooderham Acheson was born on April 11, 1893, in Middletown, Connecticut.  Serving in the state department for over a decade, he was influential in many of the United States’ World War II and post-war initiatives, including the Lend-Lease Act, Marshall Plan, and NATO.

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1999 33¢ Celebrate the Century - 1960s: The Vietnam War
January 27, 1973

Paris Peace Accords

On January 27, 1973, the Paris Peace Accords ended US involvement in the Vietnam War. It marked the end of a decade of US presence in Vietnam, though the fighting would continue for two more years.

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1973 8¢ Lyndon B. Johnson
August 27, 1908

Birth of President Lyndon B. Johnson

America’s 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was born on August 27, 1908, in Stonewall, Texas. President Johnson promoted a “Great Society” and signed many initiatives into law aimed at civil rights, public broadcasting, health, education, the arts, and public services.

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1970 6¢ Honoring US Servicemen: POW and MIA
July 18, 1979

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

On July 18, 1979, the first National POW/MIA Recognition Day was observed. It’s a day to honor past and present POW/MIAs, rededicate efforts to bring them home, and care for the families still waiting on their return home.

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2007 41¢ Gerald Ford
July 14, 1913

Happy Birthday Gerald Ford! 

Leslie Lynch King Jr., better known as Gerald Rudolph Ford, was born on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was the only US president not elected to the presidency or vice presidency.

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2009 44¢ Bob Hope
May 29, 1903

Birth of Bob Hope

Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope was born on May 29, 1903, in Eltham, London, England. Hope was the most honored entertainer in history, but his greatest legacy was the gift of laughter he brought to millions of American service men and women stationed far from home.

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1994 29¢ Battle for Leyte Gulf
January 21, 1943

Launch of USS Yorktown

The fourth USS Yorktown was launched on January 21, 1943. During its more than 25 years of service, the Yorktown participated World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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2008 42¢ American Journalist: Martha Gellhorn
November 8, 1908

Happy Birthday, Martha Gellhorn

One of the world’s first female war correspondents, Martha Ellis Gellhorn, was born on November 8, 1908, in St. Louis, Missouri.

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2002 37¢ Women in Journalism: Marguerite Higgins stamp
September 3, 1920

Birth of Marguerite Higgins

Marguerite Higgins Hall was born on September 3, 1920, in Hong Kong, China. A war correspondent for World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, she was the first woman awarded a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting.

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