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Vets of Filipino ancestry honored by nation they defended in WWII

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    President Barack Obama signed a measure into law Wednesday that honors Filipino and Filipino-American veterans of World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal. Army veteran Jose Sarominas was one of more than 300 Filipino-American men from Hawaii who served in the war.

President Barack Obama without ceremony this week signed into law a measure regarded largely as decades overdue, collectively giving more than 260,000 Filipino andFilipino-American World War II veterans the nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal. Read more

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