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Medal honorees to toss coin at Super Bowl

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Bennie Adkins points to his picture on Medal of Honor: Vietnam framed stamp artwork at the 2015 dedication ceremony.

Several Medal of Honor recipients who are featured on recent USPS stamp folios will participate in the coin toss before the Feb. 4 Super Bowl.

Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, who received the Medal of Honor for his role in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II, will flip the coin.

Williams is one of 12 Medal of Honor recipients shown on the World War II Medal of Honor stamp folio that the Postal Service issued in 2013.

During the coin toss, he’ll be surrounded by 14 other Medal of Honor recipients, including 10 who are featured on the Medal of Honor: Vietnam stamp folio that USPS released in 2015: Bennie Adkins, Don Ballard, Sammy Davis, Roger Donlon, Tom Kelley, Allan Kellogg, Gary Littrell, Walter Marm, Robert Patterson and James Taylor.

The other Medal of Honor recipients who’ll participate in the coin toss were honored for their service in the Afghanistan war.

“The NFL is proud to honor our nation’s heroes at Super Bowl LII,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “These courageous individuals deserve to be recognized on America’s biggest stage. We are grateful for their service to our country and we are pleased to continue the NFL’s longstanding tradition of hosting special tributes to service members at the Super Bowl.”

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