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H.R. 5044: World War II Pacific War Heroes Congressional Gold Medal Act

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To grant a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and Merchant Marine, as well as citizen and non-citizen civilians who served honorably with the U.S. military, who were surrendered, captured, or abandoned to become prisoners of war (POWs) of Imperial Japan throughout the Japanese Empire in the Pacific Theater of World War II from December 7, 1941, to September 2, 1945.

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Mike Bost

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 12th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 12, 2019
Length: 11 pages
Nov 12, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Nov 12, 2019

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Nov 12, 2019

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