May 3, 2015 9:33 AM
Kuster co-sponsors bill to honor top-secret WWII unit
The Associated Press
CONCORD (AP) — Rep. Annie Kuster is co-sponsoring a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II special troops known as the "Ghost Army."
The Ghost Army — whose contributions remained classified for more than four decades — diverted enemy attention by deploying inflatable military vehicles and using radio trickery and other deceptive tactics. Their actions contributed to many Allied victories, including the Battle of the Bulge and the crossing of the Rhine River.
Kuster, a Democrat, is co-sponsoring the bill with Republic New York Rep. Peter King.
Among those who would be honored is the late Mickey McKane of Keene, who was a member of the Ghost Army.
His son, Keith McKane of Nelson, said his family is deeply honored by the proposed legislation.