Patricia Warner received the nation's highest civilian award for serving the U.S. as a spy. She also helped downed American pilots escape.
“They faced outright discrimination throughout their service, which led to their heroism and sacrifice being largely ignored,” Sen. Tammy Duckworth said.
The celebration marked the anniversary of integration in the Marines.
During a visit to the Smithsonian when he was five years old, Roscoe Brown first laid eyes on the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's plane which flew across the Atlantic just the year before. Needless to say, Brown was absolutely captivated.
Filipino American History Month in the District of Columbia: Recognizing Service in the Service of Recognition
The Filipino American National Historical Society first recognized October as Filipino American History Month in 1992, thanks to the vision of FANHS founder, the late Dr. Fred Cordova, and the FANHS Board of Trustees.
Last Thursday, however, members of Congress from both Houses announced the introduction of a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260,000 Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who responded to President Roosevelt's call-to-duty and fought under the American flag in World War II.
On July 9, the American Congress will convey a powerful message through the bestowal of the Congressional Gold Medal to remember the courageous acts of Raoul Wallenberg, a diplomat who chose to rise to a higher moral calling.
Pacific fleet. My Father was one of the airmen who became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders of the 17th Bombardment Group of the Army Air Corps. 80 men volunteered for "an extremely hazardous mission," without knowing the target, location, or the assignment.
Roughly 60 years ago, 91 soldiers from Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, were court-martialed and sentenced for desertion and disobedience during the Korean War. The 65th Infantry Regiment was the last segregated unit in the U.S. Army.
Mandela accepted the medal humbly, paying tribute to his country's triumph over the evils of the apartheid era. "No medal
Flate Staples, Robert Spencer Receive Congressional Gold Medal As Nation's First Black Marines (VIDEO)
“I never would have dreamed that I would be recognized for the service I put in and for the things that I went through at
Now that our leaders have given Dr. Yunus a gold medal, perhaps they might more truly honor him by considering why.