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Bill awards medal to soldiers killed in service

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Senator Ben Pangelinan (D) has introduced legislation that would create a Guam Medal of Honor for all local soldiers killed while deployed. Bill 407 would help begin the design and minting of the medal, which will be presented to the families of fallen soldiers along with the Guam Flag and a resolution.

Pangelinan states, "This Memorial Day, I wanted to do something special for the families of our fallen heroes by giving them something more personal to signify the unending gratitude of the people of Guam that can be kept in the family to commemorate each soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their life in these conflicts. These mementos symbolize our undying gratitude to these soldiers and remind the families of these soldiers that we have never forgotten the sacrifice that was made."

The bill also establishes the Guam Medal of Honor Roll, which lists the names of all recipients and will be displayed at the Guam Legislature.

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