Japanese-American Soldiers in WWII Honored by US
By Kim Hartman,  Newser User
Posted Oct 5, 2010 1:23 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 5, 2010 5:25 PM CDT
A file photo of the congressional Gold Medal.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – President Obama today signed legislation to honor Japanese-American soldiers who fought on behalf of the Allies during World War II—even as some of their families were kept in confinement in the US. This long-awaited bill will open the door for more than 6,000 soldiers known as Nisei veterans to collectively receive the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal. For more on the vets, see the Digital Journal or Oregon Public Broadcasting.

 

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