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Old 03-21-2024, 06:51 PM
 
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https://www.npr.org/2024/03/21/12398...al-world-war-2
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Members of the so-called "Ghost Army" used inflatable tanks, phony uniforms, fake rumors and special effects to deceive German forces during World War II, diverting attention from larger units and saving hundreds of thousands of American lives in the process.


But their contributions remained classified for decades, with many veterans taking the secret to their graves.



On Thursday, after many years of lobbying, they finally got public recognition — in the form of a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the legislative body bestows.
Thank God these men could finally be honored


This is a great article!
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Old 03-21-2024, 08:05 PM
 
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Glad they’re being honored. There are many non-combat jobs in the military that serve the mission. This mission literally saved the lives of many soldiers. Those who serve in non-combat jobs should take their job seriously. No matter how small or insignificant you feel your job is, you may not know how much or how many people your job effects.
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Old 03-24-2024, 08:01 PM
 
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I saw that!

Considering that there was already a great documentary years ago, and it was no longer so secret, they could have had these awards long ago.

I think this was it:

https://pbsinternational.org/programs/ghost-army-the/
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