Japanese-American vets earn nation's highest civilian honor
Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez
Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal greets a Japanese-American veteran of World War II, Nov. 2, 2011, at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C. Veterans gathered to attend a ceremony where the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to Nisei Soldiers -- American sons of Japanese-born parents -- who fought in World War II. Those Soldiers fought as part of segregated, all Japanese-American units that included the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Infantry Battalion and the Military Intelligence Service. The three units together were the most decorated units of that war.
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