Oldest living veteran from Six Nations, Ont., is 1st to receive USS Arizona Medal of Freedom – CBC

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Oldest living veteran from Six Nations, Ont., is 1st to receive USS Arizona Medal of Freedom – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202238 Views

The Pearl Harbor battleship USS Arizona was used to make medal

Jun 24, 2022

Ontario-based veteran Welby (Ike) Isaacs was awarded the first USS Arizona Medal of Freedom on Thursday in Hamilton.

The city is home to the lab that rolled steel from the USS Arizona, one of the Pearl Harbor battleships that sank during the 1941 attack, helping to create the medals for a U.S. foundation.

“It means a lot because … we live in a country that’s free,” Isaacs, a Cayuga man and the oldest living Indigenous veteran in Six Nations of the Grand River, told CBC Hamilton.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/uss-arizona-medal-of-freedom-welby-ike-isaacs-1.6498518

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