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George Okamoto

George Okamoto

George Okamoto poses for a photo during basic training for the U.S. Army in 1943. Okamoto will be given the Congressional Gold Medal tonight along with others in his unit at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

October 28, 2011 10:25 pm
George Okamoto

George Okamoto

George Okamoto poses for a photo during basic training for the U.S. Army in 1943. Okamoto received the Congressional Gold Medal in October 2011 along with others in his unit at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

October 28, 2011 10:25 pm
George Okamoto

George Okamoto

George Okamoto, of Munster, sits in front of a photo of himself while he was enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. The 87-year-old, who was forced into an Arizona internment camp at the age of 18, is among Japanese-Americans being honored tonight for their service to the U.S.

October 28, 2011 12:50 pm
George Okamoto

George Okamoto

George Okamoto, of Munster, sits in front of a photo of himself while he was enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. The 87-year-old, who was forced into an Arizona internment camp at the age of 18, is among Japanese-Americans being honored tonight for their service to the U.S.

October 28, 2011 12:50 pm
George Okamoto

George Okamoto

George Okamoto, of Munster, will receive the Congressional Gold Medal tonight during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II after he and his family were among thousands of Japanese-Americans forced into internment camps.

October 28, 2011 12:50 pm
George Okamoto

George Okamoto

George Okamoto, of Munster, sits next to his daughter Erin Okamoto Protsman, who helped produce "Without Due Process," a documentary about the experiences of her father and other Japanese-Americans forced into internment camps during World War II.

October 28, 2011 12:50 pm
George Okamoto

George Okamoto

George Okamoto, of Munster, sits in front of a photo of himself in 2011 while he was enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died April 25 at the age of 89.

October 28, 2011 12:50 pm
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