Oh, and Arnold Palmer

Congress passed a measure Thursday that would award a Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese-Americans who volunteered to fight for the U.S. in World War II even as their loyalty to the country was questioned.


The highest civilian honor awarded by Congress has been given selectively since 1776, when George Washington was awarded the first. Other honorees include the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, Rosa Parks and the Dalai Lama. The Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of black fighter pilots, received the medal in 2007.

One thought on “Oh, and Arnold Palmer

  1. 2010 hmmm.

    A bit late.

    Better late than never I suppose, at least their families have something.

    But I would imagine most of them are dead. My dad was 22 when WWII was over, and he died 5 years ago and he was 80 something.

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