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Chinese American veteran celebrates 99th birthday, Congressional Gold Medal for WWII service

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                                Albert Kam, 99, shown Wednesday at Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Honolulu, was recognized as a Congressional Gold Medal recipient for his dedicated service as a U.S. Army soldier during World War II.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Albert Kam, 99, shown Wednesday at Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Honolulu, was recognized as a Congressional Gold Medal recipient for his dedicated service as a U.S. Army soldier during World War II.

  • COURTESY MAUNALANI NURSING ANDREHABILITATION CENTER
                                Albert Kam is shown in uniform.

    COURTESY MAUNALANI NURSING ANDREHABILITATION CENTER

    Albert Kam is shown in uniform.

As the families of thousands of Chinese ­Americans who served in World War II wait to receive their Congressional Gold Medals, one Hawaii veteran was recognized Wednesday while marking his 99th birthday. Read more

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