Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal
This medal was presented collectively to Filipino Veterans of World War II who served honorably between July 26, 1941 and December 31, 1946.
Filipino, Filipino-American and American soldiers defended U.S. sovereign territory after President Roosevelt’s call-to-arms in July 1941 to address rising tensions with Japan in the Pacific. Their valiant service was an integral part of the Allied victory over Axis forces in World War II and demonstrates a highly uncommon and commendable sense of patriotism and honor.
The bronze medal pictured is a duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal.