Pittsburg veteran receives Congressional Gold Medal

PITTSBURG, Kan. — U.S. Sen. from Kansas Jerry Moran was on hand to announce a special honor for a Pittsburg resident.

Johnie Baima and his late twin brother Louie served in southeast Asia during WWII as part of the Merrill’s Marauders.

In 2020, congress approved legislation to give the Marauders the Congressional Gold Medal for their service.

Johnie and Louie’s family were awarded that medal.