Congressional Gold Medals Archives

Milwaukee Marine, among the first African Americans to enlist, receives Congressional Gold Medal

August 22, 2019

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, Milwaukee veteran William Coffer, Jr., received the Congressional Gold Medal for being one of the first African Americans to enlist in the military during times of segregation. Many consider Coffer to be a true American hero, and as such, he received the nation’s highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold… [Read More]