On February 4, 2010, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service issued a 44-cent Distinguished Sailors commemorative stamp in four designs.
The stamps, designed by Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Virginia, honor a tradition of excellence in the US Navy that began with the authorization for two warships by the Continental Congress on October 13, 1775. These stamps commemorate four sailors who served with bravery and distinction during the twentieth century: William S. Sims, Arleigh A. Burke, John McCloy, and Doris Miller.
The stamp pane identifies the four sailors, the approximate date of each photograph, and ships named in honor of each sailor. Avery Dennison printed 25 million stamps using the gravure process. The stamps were issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of twenty stamps.