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Gold Medal Presentation

Congress Presents Ghost Army a Congressional Gold Medal

House, Senate and Military leaders, Three  Veterans, and 600 Family Members Celebrate at the Capitol

SIgn with gold medal on it

Congress officially presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and the 3133rd Signal Service Company, Special, in a special ceremony at the Capitol presided over by Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. The ceremony was held in the Capitol’s Emancipation Hall, on March 21st.

Three surviving members of the Ghost Army were in attendance: Bernie Bluestein, John Christman, and Seymour Nussenbaum. Also there were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, other Congressional leaders, top officials from the Pentagon, Ghost Army Legacy President Rick Beyer and a crowd of six hundred people, many of them family members of Ghost Army veterans.

Prior to the ceremony, the veterans met with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Charles Q. Brown, Secretary of the Army, Christine Wormuth, and the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Randy George.

With the help of a donation from the Daughters of the American Revolution, Walter Hines Page Chapter, in London, the Ghost Army Legacy Project is providing medals to all of the surviving veterans.

Photos of the ceremony can be seen here.

Duplicates of the Gold medal can be purchased from the U.S. Mint:

Check out this video on the Ghost Army Gold Medal Designer, Justin Kunz

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The soldiers of The Ghost Army used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and imagination to fool the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. The Ghost Army Legacy Project is ensuring that these men and their accomplishments are never forgotten.

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