The practice of recognizing foreigners who aided American colonies in their war for independence was continued by the issuance on October 13, 1933, of a blue 5-cent stamp honoring General Thaddeus Kosciusko (1746-1817) of Poland. The stamp, issued on the occasion of the 150th anniversary Kosciusko's naturalization as an American citizen, shows the statue of the uniformed general that sits in Lafayette Park in the District of Columbia. Kosciusko served under George Washington and fought in several key battles. He is best known for his engineering of the fortifications at West Point.
Gordon T. Trotter