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Medal will bear image of isle WWII veterans

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The design selected for a Congressional Gold Medal honoring World War II nisei soldiers features a line of six soldiers in formation -- inspired by a famous image taken near Bruyeres, France, in November 1944 -- on one side.
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The photo Matsuo Kaminishi, left, Edwin Kokubun, Henry Yamane and Kunito Sadaoka were part of an honor guard of 442nd Regimental Combat Team soldiers in this famous image taken near Bruyeres, France, in November 1944.
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Courtesy photo Matsuo Kaminishi, left, Edwin Kokubun, Henry Yamane and Kunito Sadaoka were reunited at the U.S. Army Museum at Fort DeRussy in 1979. As members of a color guard of 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team troops outside Bruyeres, France, in 1944, they appeared in a famous photo that served as the model for a yet-to-be-released medal honoring nisei units from World War II.
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The design selected for a Congressional Gold Medal honoring World War II nisei soldiers features unit patches on its reverse side.