Local man received Congressional honor for service in WWII
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.