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Paul Shimizu served nearly four years during World War II in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

Local man received Congressional honor for service in WWII

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In early October, President Obama signed a bill that awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to two combat divisions for their service in World War II. They were the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, two heavily decorated groups mostly made of Americans of Japanese descent.

As a member of the 442nd, Paul Shimizu of Hastings is one of the men on whom the honor falls. He was in his early 20s when he served.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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