Duncan: Pat Summitt deserves but won’t receive Congressional Gold Medal — yet
<br /><br />WASHINGTON — Pat Summitt won many accolades during her legendary coaching career at the University of Tennessee, but she won't be receiving the Congressional Gold Medal anytime soon.<br />
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The Congressional Gold Medal has been posthumously awarded to four girls killed in the 1963 bombing of Birminghams 16th Street Baptist Church. President Obama signed the legislation Friday, as (from left) Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Dr. Sharon Malone Holder, Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Terri Sewell, and relatives of Denise McNair and Carole Robertson look on.
President Barack Obama signed a bill effectively awarding the four young victims of the tragic 1963 Birmingham church bombing with the Congressional Gold Medal. leading the effort, the House swung in favor last month to posthumously award the deceased. Ku Klux Klan members used dynamite in the blast that killed four girls, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Denise McNair while injuring nearly two dozen others.
The Congressional Gold Medal given to the US Army's 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service - the Nisei Soldiers of World War II (awarded 11/2/2011).