Wilmette man receives Congressional Gold Medal
Publication:
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Sep 2012, p. 7, 10


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Creators:
Ryan Pagelow, Photographer
Kathy Routliffe
, Author
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Newspaper
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Dr. William Thomas of Wilmette recently received a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his being one of the first African-Americans to enter the U.S. Marine Corps between 1942 and 1949. Photograph of the medal and of Thomas in Guam in 1946. Photograph of Marine Capt. Mario Parzino and First Sergeant Lester Abanto with Dr. WIlliam Thomas on August 29.
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Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
Date of Publication:
6 Sep 2012
Date Of Event:
29 Aug 2012
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Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Wilmette man receives Congressional Gold Medal


Dr. William Thomas of Wilmette recently received a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his being one of the first African-Americans to enter the U.S. Marine Corps between 1942 and 1949. Photograph of the medal and of Thomas in Guam in 1946. Photograph of Marine Capt. Mario Parzino and First Sergeant Lester Abanto with Dr. WIlliam Thomas on August 29.