Johnson shares thoughts on rescinding medals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers following the Wounded Knee massacre in 1890 in South Dakota.

South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says the Army has conducted reviews of those Medals in the past.

Johnson says rescinding the medals would not change history.

Johnson says Congress already issued a formal apology.

The “Remove the Stain Act” is sponsored by Representatives from New Mexico, Washington and California. No committee hearing has been scheduled yet.