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Henderson native honored in unique way for his service in Vietnam War

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) -

A Henderson native has been honored nationally, and in a very unique way, for his service in the Vietnam War.

Gary Littrell is among 48 living recipients of the Medal of Honor from the Vietnam War. 

Littrell is now pictured on new sheets of U.S Postal Service Stamps.

President Barack Obama unveiled the new stamps on Memorial Day in Washington, D.C. 

Gary Littrell also recently had a bridge named after him at St. Pete Beach in Florida. 

Littrell now lives in Florida, but 14NEWS caught up with his cousin in Henderson.

"It's about the bravery that other men and women do every day," said Darrell Littrell, Gary's cousin.  "He sacrificed during the Vietnam War and I couldn't imagine what Gary went through. In the early days of April 1970, he went through five days of night and day battle. I look at the freedoms we have today and he does too, for our families to go out and enjoy the every day life."  

Darrell mailed Gary 100 sheets of stamps to have autographed. 

Darrell says he will then give those to close friends and family.

Another Henderson native was honored with the Medal of Honor, the late Marine Pvt. Luther Skaggs for his command at Guam during WWII.

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