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Bet you didn't know...........

by Mac McMullen / August 22, 2006 12:10 PM PDT

This from a newspaper article reporting Gallup, New Mexico, honoring Medal of Honor winner Hiroshi ?Hershey? Miyamura with a monument in the city?s Veterans Memorial Plaza.

According to the citation for the earlier awarded Medal of Honor, Miramura won the medal through ?indomitable heroism and consummate devotion to duty? during battle on April 24, 1951, in Korea.

He was severly wounded, taken prisoner, and remained a POW for 28 months.

Miyamura said he and his siblings were grateful their parents settled in Gallup. Japanese-American families living in Gallup were never sent to internment camps during WWII. The people of Gallup, at the time, signed a petition stating that the Japanese-American families living in Gallup were loyal citizens, and belonged there.

In his remarks at the ceremony, Miyamura turned the attention from himself and instead talked about the contributions of other veterans who have never received any public attention.

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Good for him, and Gallup, Del!
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / August 22, 2006 1:26 PM PDT

The internment program was definitely not one of many folks' finest hours -- FDR, the SCOTUS, or the country as a whole. Especially when compared to the quite different treatment of German-Americans...

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True story. And one of the eastern
by drpruner / August 23, 2006 3:21 AM PDT

offramps from I40 is Miyamura Drive. Takes you to the C of C welcome building.

Also amazing is the patriotism of the Code Talkers, after a century of mistreatment by US gov't.

I believe I also read that Gallupians caught some flak from State Dept for their actions, but stood firm.

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