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Congressional Gold Medal Honorees

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  • Joe Morris Sr. dies at 85; Navajo code talker during World War II

    Joe Morris Sr. dies at 85; Navajo code talker during World War II
    "My weapon was my language," World War II Marine veteran Joe Morris Sr. told a crowd of nearly 200 in a San Bernardino park on Veterans Day in 2004. "We saved a lot of lives." Morris, one of the Navajo code talkers whose use of their native language in...
  • Violet Cowden dies at 94; civilian WASP aviator during World War II

    Violet Cowden dies at 94; civilian WASP aviator during World War II
    Violet Cowden never lost her love of flying, a passion born when she was a young girl envying the hawks soaring above her family's South Dakota farm in the 1920s. When she was a young first-grade teacher learning to fly out of an airfield in Spearfish,...
  • Jefferson Thomas dies at 67; one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School

    Jefferson Thomas dies at 67; one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School
    Jefferson Thomas, one of nine students who in 1957 integrated a Little Rock, Ark., high school, a turning point for the civil rights movement, has died. He was 67. Thomas, who lived much of his adult life in Los Angeles, died Sunday of pancreatic...
  • Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist

    Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist
    Raymond L. Johnson Sr., an attorney, civil rights activist and former Tuskegee Airman, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of complications of pneumonia and heart failure, said his wife, Evelyn. He was 89. Johnson, who practiced law for nearly 50 years, was a...
  • Louis Zamperini deserves Congressional Gold Medal, lawmaker says

     
    A Texas congressman is seeking to present the congressional gold medal to 94-year-old Louis Zamperini, a World War II hero from Los Angeles who survived 47 days in a life raft in the Pacific and beatings as a Japanese POW...
  • Adams, Brown, Mica, Nugent, Posey, Webster – What have they done?

     
    Sunday's column focused on all six of Central Florida's¬†Congressional reps in the U.S. House. My question for them:¬†”What have you accomplished this year?” No what you wanted to accomplished, wished you'd accomplished or tried to accomplish....
  • Winter storm drops snow, sleet on Southwest

     
    Forecasters warned late Monday that up to 18 inches of snowfall was expected across the region as the storm traveled towards the Texas Panhandle and parts of Kansas and Colorado....
  • Justice Department accuses Conn. police of bias against Latinos

     
    A federal Justice Department probe of the East Haven, Conn. police department has found a pattern of discrimination against Latinos, the latest legal blow aimed at the suburban department....
  • Great Plains storm tapers off, but holiday travel could be rough

     
    The fierce winter storm sweeping across the Great Plains, wreaking havoc on highways and causing at least six deaths, is tapering off. But transportation is still wretched, and holiday travelers this week should plan on a few bumps, according to experts.....
  • STRIP Act targets TSA uniform: End 'impersonation' of 'real cops'

     
    A lawmaker has introduced the STRIP Act, or Stop TSA's Reach In Policy Act to prevent airport screeners from wearing law enforcement uniforms and police-like metal badge and calling themselves officers unless they receive law enforcement training....
  • Jon Bon Jovi dead? This Internet hoax just won't die

     
    Jon Bon Jovi: Jon Bon Jovi dead continues to be the No. 1 search trend on Google, even though the New Jersey rocker continues to insist that he is alive and well -- and says that Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey....