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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations July 12-13, 2003:

Honor Thy Father

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

"I took the photo to give something meaningful for my father." RUNS :04

Airline pilot John Alli went to extraordinary lengths to photograph the
Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington...

"In nice bright light it just...they look like statues."  RUNS :04 he got up in the middle of the night in a heavy snowstorm.

"What I wanted to do was give him a memorable present for his retirement
ceremony." RUNS :07

The photo is the basis of the design for this month's stamp honoring the
memorial. Alli calls the picture "Real Life."

"I think it does represent the Korean War and that bitter cold." RUNS :05

The Marine Reserve pilot's friends suggested he enter the photo in a

"I entered and I won first prize."  RUNS :02

...and from there it came to the attention of the Postal Service.

The stamp will be issued Sunday, July 27th, during a Department of Defense
ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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