Stamp honoring NM war hero unveiled

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.

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