Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today advanced the Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act (S. 1404), legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and the 3133rd Signal Services Company in recognition of their unique and highly distinguished service during World War II. Stefanik cosponsored the House version of this bill.
The 3133rd Signal Service Company was activated at Pine Camp, which is now Fort Drum.
“I am proud to advance bipartisan legislation to honor our World War II veterans, whose specialized service aided the course of history,” Stefanik said. “It is a special honor that Fort Drum carries on the legacy as the place the 3133rd Signal Service Company was originally activated. May we never forget these veterans’ service and sacrifice.”
The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and the 3133rd Signal Service Company were units of the U.S Army that served in Europe during World War II known collectively as the “Ghost Army” due to their use in deception operations.
This bill has already passed the Senate. Following its passage of the House, it will be signed into law.
Read full bill text here.