Japanese American veterans receive Congressional Gold Medal

Nearly 70 years after the start of WWII, Japanese American veterans who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest honors awarded to a citizen. Approximately 19,000 soldiers served in these units. Sen. Daniel Inouye lost his arm in while in the 442nd and was the final speaker at the ceremony. He also spoke at the opening of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning center this past August.

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