U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse will introduce legislation Monday to award former Defense Secretary James Mattis the Congressional Gold Medal.

The award has previously been bestowed on George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur and Harry S Truman.

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Associated Press/Holly Ramer

His work in the military remained hidden for years due to its secretive nature, but now one veteran is receiving recognition for his service in the U.S. Army as a member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II.

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AP Photo/David Goldman

As a member of the elite Office of Strategic Services, Frank A. Gleason spent the final year of World War II leading a small team of operatives tasked with carrying out sabotage operations against Japanese troops in southern China. In a recent interview with the Associated Press, the legendary commando joked that his outfit would be regarded today as a “trained band of terrorists.”

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U.S. Marine Corps photo

A legacy of service that began in 1942 was honored this week at Camp Johnson.

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