Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi was in Kona today where he posted some of these pictures on Facebook from a tribute to the members of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service as they received Congressional Gold Medals:
A grateful nation paid tribute to members of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service by bestowing upon them the Congressional Gold Medal.
About 130 members of the 442nd were from here in Kona, and they and their families were recognized today.
It was an honor to meet true warriors.
Their heroism will be remembered forever.
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