San Jose Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
The U.S. Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) to the U.S. Army’s 100th
Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and the Military Intelligence Service
(MIS) for their extraordinary accomplishments in World War II.
On February 23, 2012, the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj), the San Jose Chapter of the Japanese American
Citizens League (JACL), the Friends and Families of Nisei Veterans (FFNV), local VFW Post 9970, and the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, in conjunction with Representatives Zoe Lofgren, Mike Honda, and Anna Eshoo, held a local ceremony honoring the veterans and their families in San Jose, California.
A Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by the United States Congress and is, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. The decoration is awarded to an individual who performs an outstanding deed or act of service to the security, prosperity, and national interest of the United States.
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The 1st set has photos of the medal winner with Rep. Zoe Lofgren. The photos were taken by Andy Frazer.
The 2nd set has photos of the medal winner with Rep. Anna Eshoo. The photos were taken by Gary Jio.
The 3rd set has photos of the medal winner with Rep. Mike Honda. The photos were taken by Jim Nagareda.