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26/01/2019: CONSUL GENERAL JOSELITO A. JIMENO ATTENDS THE SECOND WWII FILIPINO VETERANS CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL PRESENTATION

 

PRESS RELEASE NO. 05-2019

Philippine Consul General to Hawaii Joselito A. Jimeno attended the second batch of the World War II Filipino Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Presentation at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu, Hawaii on 26 January 2019.


Second batch of the World War II Filipino American veterans and next of kin during the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal
(Photo Courtesy of Mr. Mark Salondaka)


Second batch of the World War II Filipino American veterans and next of kin during the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal (Photo Courtesy of Mr. Mark Salondaka)


First photo from L-R: Lieutenant General Bryan Fenton, Maj General Antonio M. Taguba (retired), Consul General Joselito A. Jimeno and General James Hirai (retired) (Photo Courtesy of Mr. Mark Salondaka).

 

The historic recognition was attended by around 350 guests mostly from the Filipino American community in Hawaii. Other guests who graced the event include Hawaii Transportation Director Jade Butay representing Governor David Ige, Deputy Commander of the US Pacific Command Lieutenant General Bryan Fenton, retired US Major General Antonio Taguba and retired US General James Hirai.

The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to 77 Filipino American veterans. - End