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Rep. Janice Hahn pushes Congress to recognize Merchant Marines' service

Rep. Janice Hahn pushes Congress to recognize Merchant Marines' service

Rep. Janice Hahn remembers the story from her childhood. Her father, a Navy captain during World War II, received benefits under the GI Bill. Her uncle, Gordon Hahn, a lieutenant in the Merchant Marines, did not.

“Maybe that had something to do with just an early sense of that doesn’t seem fair. There’s a bit of an injustice here,” Hahn said. “The first time I ever heard the story I think it hit me that this is a wrong that we should right."

With just months before she leaves office, the Los Angeles Democrat is pushing Congress to...

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