Filipino veterans to receive Congressional Gold Medals for WWII service

MANILA, Phillippines – On Thursday, September 13, Filipino World War II veterans and their representatives gathered at the US Embassy in Manila to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the.

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WASHINGTON – About two dozen Filipino veterans of World War II were on hand Wednesday to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian award, nearly 75 years after they.

Vargas was finally awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his exploits during World War II. Simon Vargas. Antonio Taguba, Chairman of the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project.) My.

Known as the "Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015," Public Law No. 114-265 honors Filipino WWII veterans for their achievement which had an impact on American history and culture. The Congressional Gold Medal award is the highest civilian honor the United States can award.

House Passes Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino World War II Vets Celestino Almeda and fellow veteran Pontenciano Dee stand behind headstone of Col. Edwin Ramsey, who led 24,000.

Nineteen living Filipino World War II veterans pose for a photo at an event where they received the US Congressional Gold Medal for their service and sacrifice during the war. Twenty-one others.

Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino World War II Vets Is an Honor ’75 Years in the Making’. Almeda had long battled with the Department of Veterans Affairs to collect his money, Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin told the audience Wednesday. Shulkin, after learning of Almeda’s struggles earlier this week,

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“We honor their courage, sacrifice and service to our nation.” When the Congressional Gold Medal was presented in April, there was a ceremony in Washington to honor the Borinqueneers. Because of the.

Criteria: The following criteria applies for eligibility to receive recognition and presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal upon passage of the Filipino Veterans of WWII Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015 by Congress. For Veterans – still living and residing in the US or Philippines . Section 3 of the CGM Act defines "Filipino Veterans of World War II" as follows: (a) the term "Filipino Veterans of World War II" includes any individual who served (1) honorably at any time.