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Sen. Grassley to Present Nashua-Plainfield Student with Army Certificate of Achievement

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) will join U.S. Army leaders at a ceremony Tuesday recognizing Nashua-Plainfield student, Caleb Sinnwell, with an Army Certificate of Achievement.

Sinnwell won first place in the National History Day Project for his website about the Ghost Army units of World War II, which used confusion tactics to fool the German Army about the location of American troops during the war.

Most Americans didn’t know of the Ghost Army either because their work was kept secret for over 50 years. Sinnwell says army veterans weren’t even allowed to tell their families, including several in Iowa.

Sinnwell says there were 1,100 Ghost Army soldiers, but there are only 10 surviving veterans remaining. 

Sinnwell has advocated for legislation to award the unit a Congressional Gold Medal and Grassley has co-sponsored the Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act. His efforts will be honored by Senator Grassley on Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. in the Nashua-Plainfield High School gymnasium in Nashua. 

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Mark Pitz

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