• merchant marines May 18, 2022 8:15 pm

    Congress Bestows Its Highest Honor on World War II Merchant Marines

    Congress has bestowed its highest honor on merchant mariners who fought in World War II, almost eight decades after the conflict in which more than 8,000 of them were killed. More than two years after Congress voted to approve the award, leaders on Capitol Hill on Wednesday awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to surviving merchant mariners who provided equipment, food,…

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