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Webb joins call to USPS to reissue stamp

Item by Chris Graham

A bipartisan group of United States senators including Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb is calling on the United States Postal Service to issue the Purple Heart stamp on a permanent basis.

“This is a most appropriate way to honor past and future recipients of our nation’s oldest military decoration,” said Webb, a Marine combat veteran, who received two Purple Hearts during the Vietnam War.

The Postal Service recently reissued the Purple Heart stamp at the new 42-cent first-class rate. It is the fourth issue of the stamp, which was first issued in 2003.

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