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Gold Medal Presentation

Congress Presents Ghost Army a Congressional Gold Medal

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 read more

Excerpts from Remarks at the Ceremony

“We’re grateful for how the soldiers of the Ghost Army saved lives and changed lives. As one wrote in his memoirs, Men and women can become heroes and heroines by the grace of god. Th ere is hope for the world when soldiers leave their storybooks and climb out of their jeeps. Fires have to be put out and men — even dead men — treated as human beings. ” Rev. Donald Fox, son of Ghost Army veteran Fred Fox "It has been 80 years since the Ghost Army landed read more

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