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CalVet to Honor Fallen Soldiers Awarded Medals of Honor

 
Posted May 26th, 2014 @ 7:51am by KFBK News - Kitty O'Neal

 

CalVet is hosting a Medal of Honor Ceremony tomorrow recognizing five Californians recently awarded our nation's highest honor.

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) is hosting a ceremony Tuesday to recognize and honor the brave actions by five Californians who were recently awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously by President Barack Obama.

Back on  March 18,  President Barack Obama awarded long overdue Medals of Honor to these five Californians who served our country valiantly during WWII, the Korean War and the War in Vietnam.  

Although these men received the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second-highest military award back then, a review of Jewish American and Hispanic American veterans through the Defense Authorization Act of 2002 found that these men were more than eligible to receive the Medal of Honor.

Tuesday, a ceremony on the West Steps of the State Capitol will give the veterans their due recognition.

After the ceremony at the State Capitol, CalVet will host the family members at a special unveiling of plaques at CalVet Headquarters.

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