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20c Dr. Mary Walker Commemoration 1982
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20c Dr. Mary Walker Commemoration 1982
Category: Commemorative Stamps
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Stamp Title:
20c Dr. Mary Walker Commemoration 1982
Issue Year:
1982  
Date of Issue:
10th June, 1982  
Size:
Face Value:
20c 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
1990  
Scott Catalogue No:
2013
Printer:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
Issue Copies:
109,040,000 
Designer(s):
Glenora Richards
Theme(s):
Personality
Description:
20c Dr. Mary Walker (army surgeon) Commemoration 1982.

Honors the humanitarian acts of Dr. Mary Walker, who risked her life to treat the sick and wounded during the Civil War. In 1865, Walker was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. However, 51 years later, new criteria for receiving the medal disqualified her. Walker refused to return the medal and wore it every day until her death in 1919. In 1977, an order was signed by the Secretary of the Army to reinstate her award.