Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in honor of Japanese WW2 Vets - jef1000

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (center) presents the Congressional Gold Medal to Mitsuo Hamasu (left in black cap), representing the 100th Infantry Battalion. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) (left) looks on. Staff Sergeant Hamasu was drafted in 1940 and ended up fighting in southern Italy.