JA Museum of SJ to honor Congressional Gold Medal recipients

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SAN JOSE — The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) plans to honor local recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal in November, pending approval of a joint resolution by Congress.

The medal is the highest civilian award given by Congress.

The honorees — members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Infantry Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service — have been lauded for their extraordinary accomplishments during World War II.

In conjunction with Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rep. Mike Honda, and Rep. Anna Eshoo, the San Jose chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9970, JAMsj is planning a local ceremony in San Jose, to take place toward the end of November after the ceremony in Washington.

Event organizers are currently seeking veterans or their family members who are interested in attending the event. Registrations are being accepted through JAMsj on Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. by calling (408) 294-3138. For more information, visit www.jamsj.org.

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