President Obama Honors Decorated Veterans

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President Barack Obama signs S.1055, a bill to grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II, in the Oval Office, Oct. 5, 2010. Participants include Osamu Sam Fujikawa, Grant H. Ichikawa, Jimmie Kanaya, Lynn Kanaya, Yeiichi (Kelly) Kuwayama, Shiro Floyd Mori, Terry Shima, Christine Sato Yamazaki, Sen. Daniel Inouye, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Bob Filner, Rep. Charles Djou, Rep. Mazie Hirono, Rep. Michael Honda, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This week, President Obama awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

The predominately Japanese–American units saw heavy action during World War II.

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