Congress to honor Japanese-American s...

Congress to honor Japanese-American solders

There are 9 comments on the KTVN Reno story from Nov 2, 2011, titled Congress to honor Japanese-American solders. In it, KTVN Reno reports that:

In the days following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Lawson Sakai learned how much the world had changed for Japanese-Americans in 1941.

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Curtis Lowe

United States

#1 Nov 2, 2011
What's wrong with American solders? They can repair a broken connection better than any Jap solder and most have flux mixed in with the solder.

“AVAUNCEZ!!”

Since: Aug 07

Eldora Iowa

#3 Nov 2, 2011
Its about time we honor these heros. Why didn't they give them the MoH? They were soldiers.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#5 Nov 2, 2011
sailor310 wrote:
Its about time we honor these heros. Why didn't they give them the MoH? They were soldiers.
The MoH isn't a Unit decoration. Several members of the 442nd Regiment were awarded the medal for gallantry above and beyond. It was one of the most highly decorated units in WWII. It fought in the Italian campaigns until shipped to Southern France.

“AVAUNCEZ!!”

Since: Aug 07

Eldora Iowa

#7 Nov 2, 2011
Oh, I didnlt realize they gave the Congressonal gold medal as a unit citation, and I didn't understand I guess they were trying to give it to entire units.

FTR

“Community Liar-in-Chief”

Since: Oct 08

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#8 Nov 2, 2011
Hmmm, I agree these Soldiers should be honored and it took way too long for it to happen, but talk about an arrogant asshole in the WH!!

The president rebuked the House of Representatives for passing a bill reaffirming the US motto "In God We Trust" rather than getting to work on his stalled $447 billion jobs program.

It appears that it's okay for Democrats to postpone work on the jobs bill so they can sponsor bills they feel are important to them, but Republicans can't.

FTR

“Community Liar-in-Chief”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#9 Nov 2, 2011
And then, you've got Carnival Carney, in all of his biblical wisdom, stating "I believe that the phrase from the Bible is 'the Lord helps those who help themselves,'" Carney said. What a sap....LMAO!!!

And then he says...."I think the point the president is making is that, you know, we have it within our capacity to do the things to help the American people."

Ummm, which is it CC? Help themselves or let the government do it for them? Make up your mushy little mind!!!

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#10 Nov 3, 2011
sailor310 wrote:
Oh, I didnlt realize they gave the Congressonal gold medal as a unit citation, and I didn't understand I guess they were trying to give it to entire units.
??? Are you talking about the Medal of Honor?

“AVAUNCEZ!!”

Since: Aug 07

Eldora Iowa

#11 Nov 4, 2011
No, the article says thousands of Japanese American soldiers from ww2 are bein given the Congressional gold medal, which is a civilian award, and not a unit citaion. The Congressional Gold medal is the civilian equivilent to the MoH. The MoH is not a unit citation, but an individual award, therefore, why are they not getting the MoH, as they are all former soldiers.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#12 Nov 7, 2011
sailor310 wrote:
No, the article says thousands of Japanese American soldiers from ww2 are bein given the Congressional gold medal, which is a civilian award, and not a unit citaion. The Congressional Gold medal is the civilian equivilent to the MoH. The MoH is not a unit citation, but an individual award, therefore, why are they not getting the MoH, as they are all former soldiers.
Okay,gotcha. In many cases of awards for Valor the recommending or witnessing Officer and/or NCOs were often KIA. Then there is the Awards Board that reads the citations and interviews said witnesses. A lot of times Awards are downgraded or dismissed outright. Not fair but it happens.

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