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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations 
July 24-25, 1999:

Honoring American heroes.

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

For years, many people have wanted stamps honoring Billy 
Mitchell and Audie Murphy.

General Mitchell, although court-martialled by the Army for 
criticizing American military preparedness, was the 
visionary who saw that airplanes could do more in combat 
than just surveillance and one-on-one fighting. An airmail 
stamp is being issued next weekend at the National Topical 
Stamp Show in Milwaukee, whose airport is named after him.

Audie Murphy was the most-decorated American soldier in World 
War Two, receiving every decoration for valor offered by the 
U-S, and later starring in dozens of movies, including his own 
autobiography. Now there's word a stamp will be issued sometime 
next year.

More than a dozen countries have depicted John F. Kennedy Junior 
on their stamps, usually in conjunction with one or both of his 
parents.  You can find a list at the Linn's Stamp News website,  Linn's is spelled with an "I."

And that's stamp collecting this week.  

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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