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Military decorations are a grateful nation’s way of honoring the bravery and achievements of members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Previous stamp issuances have depicted the highest military decoration for valor in combat: the Medal of Honor. Honoring Extraordinary Heroism: The Service Cross Medals recognize the next highest tier of military decorations for valor: the Distinguished Service Cross (Army), Navy Cross (Navy and Marine Corps), Air Force Cross, and Coast Guard Cross.
Each stamp consists of a photograph of one of the four medals suspended from a ribbon and shown against a dark blue backdrop. There are a total of 12 stamps on the sheet, shown in two rows. These decorations are awarded for acts of extraordinary heroism in which an individual braved enemy fire, made bold decisions, and took selfless actions to rescue or protect fellow service members.
Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps and stamp sheet, working with photographs of the medals by Richard Frasier.
The Honoring Extraordinary Heroism: The Service Cross Medals stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
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