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15 Filipino WWII vets get their Congressional Gold Medals in NY

NEW YORK --- Fifteen Filipino World War II veterans were honored in a ceremony at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on September 8. Consul General Claro S. Cristobal and the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP) led by General Antonio Taguba (ret.) hosted the ceremony. Capt. Pablo Barros, surviving WWII veteran, and the family of 14 other veterans received a U.S. Mint replica of the Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) awarded by the U.S. Congress to Filipino veterans of

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