- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee wants the world to know that one of his “proudest moments” has much more to do with his time served during World War II than with creating superheroes.

The man who co-created some of the most popular comic book characters of all time — including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Doctor Strange — also happens to be a veteran who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Soldiers from 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team decided to honor that service last week when they found out he was not a member of the Signal Corps Regimental Association.

“I want to tell [fans] if you’re looking, this is one of my proudest moments. Excelsior!” Mr. Lee said as he was inducted into the association on March 3 at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

Mr. Lee, 94, enlisted in 1942 and exited the service in 1945.

Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Jones and Maj. Milton Campbell of the 7th Infantry Division oversaw last week’s ceremony.

“I still can’t quite put it into words,” Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Jones said of the experience. “I’m in a little bit of shock right now. Stan has been a personal hero of mine since I was about 5 years old.”

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