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

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (right) presents the Congressional Gold Medal to Grant Ichikawa (left), representative of the Military Intelligence Service. Ichikawa was witness to the most memorable events in American military history, from interrogating Japanese soldiers in WWII, to examining the devastation of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan following the atomic bombs, and as one of the final Americans to leave Saigon in 1975.

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