Congressional Gold Medal
Senior citizens in Fort Worth know Alcee Chriss as the man who calls raffles and bingo and volunteers to help out with projects like the food bank. But recently, they found out Chriss is living history.
Being fluent in Navajo wasn’t considered an advantage until World War II. That’s when the U-S Military discovered the Navajo language could be used to create a code the enemy could never decipher.
63-years years after his service to our country, Leo Parros received Tuesday the nation’s highest civilian honor, The Congressional Gold Medal.