Hours Before He was To Get a Congressional Gold Medal, He Passes Away

It’s Downer Saturday. This man, Akira Hoshizaki was about to get a Congressional Gold Medal for his service in World War II. It’s a long tale and journey for a man who was interned in a Concentration Camp, then went to serve for the US who imprisoned him and was to get a medal decades later. But he died just hours in his hotel room before the ceremony in Washington DC. His family got hold of the medal and put it in his hand. (Sun Times – Akira Hoshizaki)

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