This red 2-cent stamp, issued on January 15, 1931, honored General Casmir Pulaski (1748-1779). A Polish nobleman, Pulaski came to America in 1777 and volunteered as an officer in the revolutionary army. His obvious bravery and leadership qualities led to promotion to brigadier general. Pulaski was killed during a cavalry charge on the British forces at Savannah, Georgia, on October 11, 1779.
Gordon T. Trotter