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Congress Sends Legislation Honoring WWII Spies to Obama | The New York Times

Congress Sends Legislation Honoring WWII Spies to Obama | The New York Times

Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama legislation to give the Congressional Gold Medal to World War II spies who served behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany and the Pacific theater.

A predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of Strategic Services was formed in 1942 and at one point employed almost 13,000 men and women recruited from all branches of the military. Famous members include actor Sterling Hayden and director John Ford, baseball player Mo Berg, chef Julia Child and future CIA director William Casey.

Source: Congress Sends Legislation Honoring WWII Spies to Obama – The New York Times