For more than a century the Medal of Honor has served as a revered symbol of valor and service to the nation. In the 1990s Japanese American veterans requested a review of their service in World War II to determine whether the U.S. Army has overlooked any of their number for the award. In 1996 a team of historians began a review of all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who fought in that war. Their work resulted in the award of twenty-two new Medals of Honor in June 2000. The review was also a revealing journey into the challenges of amending public memory.
"Incontestable Proof Will Be Exacted": Historians, Asian Americans, and the Medal of Honor
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James C. McNaughton, Kristen E. Edwards, Jay M. Price; "Incontestable Proof Will Be Exacted": Historians, Asian Americans, and the Medal of Honor. The Public Historian 1 November 2002; 24 (4): 11–33. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/tph.2002.24.4.11
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