A Boston man is among more than 400 Japanese-American veterans being honored with the Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday for serving during World War II, while many of their families were kept in internment camps.
Susumu Ito calls the award is a great honor for his family and Japanese-Americans.
"It sort of brought us together as an ethnic group and to be accepted in the American society. It means a lot to us in this respect," Ito said.
Ito was drafted two years before the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
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