World War II

File photo Edward Saylor, right, signs autographs at the Doolittle Raid commemoration event aboard USS Hornet in 2012. Saylor flew aboard an aircraft commanded by Lieutenant Donald G. Smith in the daring raid over Japan on Nov. 12, 1942. Saylor is one of the four surviving Doolittle Raiders.

Doolittle Raid Remembered

Jun 05,2014

The World War II Air Force squadron, the Doolittle Raiders, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Obama on May 23. The medal is considered the highest honor Congress can give a civilian. 

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Courtesy photo. His fellow marines flank Benjamin Jenkins as he displays his Congressional Gold Medal certificate.

Congress Honors WWII Veteran from Alameda

Apr 03,2014

Benjamin Jenkins, Alameda resident of 20 years and veteran of the United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force, was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for his service during World War II on Feb. 21.

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