Chattanooga's Coolidge to appear on postal stamp

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A Chattanooga man is among World War II Medal of Honor recipients being featured in a new set of Forever stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports a special stamp dedication ceremony is scheduled next week to honor 92-year-old Charles Coolidge, who is among only nine living recipients of the nation's highest military honor.

The Chattanooga area already has two parks and a highway named after Coolidge, who earned the award for his actions during a four-day battle in 1944 in France.

The public can purchase the new "World War II Medal of Honor" Forever stamp series beginning on Monday.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 230795081 -
Gray Television, Inc.