Stamp honoring NM war hero unveiled

Hiroshi Miyamura
Hiroshi Miyamura

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It was a huge honor Tuesday for a New Mexico war hero who was presented with a stamp in his honor.

Gallup-native Hiroshi Miyamura received the Medal of Honor for his service during the Korean War. While serving as an army squad leader, he was captured and he spent more than two years as a POW.

Tuesday the U.S. Postal Service officially unveiled the stamps honoring him and other Medal of Honor recipients.

Miyamura said he hopes they will serve as a reminder.

“Every time you use a Medal of Honor stamp you will be reminded of the thousands and millions of men that served in the Korean War that never received the recognition they so rightly deserve,” Miyamura said.

The ceremony brought out more than 100 people. Miyamura says he’s humbled and never expected such a response. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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