Lawmakers to Army chief: Honor soldiers held as slaves by Nazis
Two U.S. lawmakers have urged U.S. Army Secretary Peter Geren to recognize 350 American soldiers held as slaves by Nazi Germany during World War II, saying"these heroes have not received the recognition and honor they deserve."
"As Anthony Acevedo, one of the soldiers chosen, recently described to CNN, the Nazis picked those soldiers who looked Jewish, had a Jewish name or were considered 'undesirable,'" Reps. Joe Baca, D-California, and Spencer Bachus, R-Alabama, said in a later sent to Geren last week.
"The trials and sacrifices made by those detained have largely gone
unrecognized even to this day. As proud Americans, we wish to recognize
and honor them for their service."
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