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Congress OKs Filipino WWII vets medal

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2015

    “It’s an honor. … I hope I get the medal in my hand before I leave this earth. My children will be so proud of me.” - Lucio Sanico, Filipino-American veteran on the U.S. House passing a bill to recognize Filipino vets with the Congressional Gold Medal. He turns 92 today.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously voted to pass a measure that honors Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans with theCongressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian award by Congress. Read more

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