New stamps honor 4 Navy veterans

February 5th, 2010

Arleigh Albert Burke, the famous World War II Navy commander, left his mark on his hometown of Boulder, and now his stamp will go on America's mail.

Burke is among four Navy heroes depicted on the stamps.

The stamps, designed by Phil Jordan of Falls Church, VA, are based on photographs from Navy archives. Text along the top of the stamp sheet identifies the four sailors, the approximate date of each photograph, and a ship named in honor of each sailor.