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The Ghost Army

World War II's Artists of Deception

Kuster and King Introduce Gold Medal Legislation in US House of Representatives

Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Peter King (R-NY) have introduced bipartisan legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. Similar legislaton will introduced soon in the Senate.

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"I am incredibly proud to sponsor this bipartisan bill, which would honor Granite State Mickey McKane and all the heroic members of the Ghost Army whose innovative tactics saved thousands of lives during humanity's darkest hour. I urge my colleagues to join me in working across the aisle to convey our overdue appreciation to these brave Americans, whose critical accomplishments remained a secret for decades." - Representative Annie Kuster, D-NH

“I commend Rep. Kuster for introducing this legislation which honors the critical role of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops (“Ghost Army”) during World War II. Their heroics were unknown for more than 40 years and it is finally time that the American people not only learn about but recognize their ingenuity and selflessness which saved countless American and Allied lives. They deserve their due.” - Representative Peter King, R-NY

The legislation is HR 2170.

More on the Ghold Medal campaign here.