An effort started by a Nashua-Plainfield student has resulted in unanimous passage of the Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act in the U.S. Senate.
The legislation, co-sponsored by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) and 71 other Senators, was spearheaded by Caleb Sinnwell of Nashua, who won first place in the National History Day Project for his website about the Ghost Army’s secret role in World War II.
Sinnwell says his research helped reveal the Ghost Army that was kept a secret for decades, even for the Iowans directly involved.
Grassley said, “With the help of Caleb Sinnwell, their (Ghost Army) bravery and sacrifice for the U.S. can be remembered and celebrated by everyone. I am proud to partner with Caleb on securing the recognition of the Ghost Army’s contributions.”
With its passage, the unit will be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and the 3133rd Signal Service Company.