Tuesday 17th October 2017,

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LA Times: Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Japanese American Veterans Coming to Hawaii

posted by Randall

 

Congressional Gold Medal The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to members of the Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th battalion and the Military Intelligence Service will be on display in Hawaii March 9 – April 14th, reports the  LA Times,

The tour is part of a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, “American Heroes: Japanese-American WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal.

The medal honors members of the three military units during World War II who risked their lives for a country who put their loved ones and friends in incarceration camps without a trial.

The Congressional Gold Medal along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom  are the highest civilian honors awarded in the United States.

 

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