Wellesley man joins Smithsonian’s tour
Sus Ito, now 93 and living in Wellesley, fought for the United States in Italy, France and Germany during World War II.
He is traveling to New Orleans to join the launch of the Smithsonian’s national tour of the Congressional Gold Medal, which he won in 2011 along with other Japanese-American soldiers who fought in the war. They served despite the fact that after Pearl Harbor thousands of Japanese-Americans, including Ito’s family, were rounded up and sent to internment camps across the country.
In the picture, Ito holds his bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal in his Wellesley home.