The US Postal Service will dedicate the Vietnam War Medal of Honor prestige folio forever stamps during a ceremony at the Vietnam Wall on the National Mall May 25. The announcement comes in advance of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam, according to a March 5 USPS release. Nearly 3 million service members fought in the conflict and 58,000 Americans were killed. A total of 258 Vietnam veterans were awarded the nation’?s highest honor for combat heroism, the Medal of Honor, states the release. “The prestige folio stamp sheet depicting many of the nearly 50 living Vietnam War recipients will be previewed later,” states the release. “The folio, which lists the names of all 258 recipients will be modeled after the World War II and Korean War Medal of Honor prestige folio stamp sheets issued in 2013 and 2014, respectively,” states the release.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.