Filipino Veterans of World War II Receive Congressional Gold Medal. The public law that awards the Congressional Gold Medal to the Filipino Veterans of World War II also authorizes the United States Mint to strike and sell bronze reproductions of the medal. The three-inch medal (product code 17MB), priced at $39.95,
Filipino Veterans of World War II awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, U.S. and Filipino soldiers fought together in many battles across the Philippine islands, including the battles in Bataan, Corrigedor, Luzon and Leyte.
The Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian awards in the United States. More than 250,000 Filipinos fought for the United States in the Pacific in world war ii. On Dec 14, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Filipino Veterans of WWII Congressional Gold Medal Act.
Sean Maloney (18th Congressional District, New York) awarded brothers Raymond D’Alessandro and Herbert D’Alessandro replicas of the CAP Congressional Gold Medal. Herbert D. combat in Korea in 1951.
The 77th Araw ng Kagitingan in the Philippines was marked by the awarding of U.S. congressional medals to Filipino WW II veterans. Credits to 1Bataan. The United States Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to Filipino World War II veterans on April 9, 2019, National Heroes Day in the Philippines.
However according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mr. Aquilino Delen, the Filipino individual that was chosen as the poster boy to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino WWII veterans had no service record as a member of the philippine commonwealth army, including the recognized Guerillas, in the service of the United States.
Filipino World War II veterans and surviving family members are being urged to register so they can receive long-overdue recognition of their service. At a news conference at AARP Hawai’i.
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(Sec. 4) The President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to the Filipino Veterans of World War II in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II.
Every year on August 14th, the Navajo Nation celebrates an elite group of World War II veterans – the Navajo. United.