Veterans' organizations

Serving in the U.S. military during World War II despite the incarceration was a defining experience for many Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) men. Even as their members age, Nisei veterans' organizations continue to be active community groups.

Veterans' organizations (266)

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Fishing on Pine Lake (ddr-densho-114-429)
img Fishing on Pine Lake (ddr-densho-114-429)
This family outing to Pine Lake was part of the 1964 National Nisei Veterans Reunion.
Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-114-614)
img Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-114-614)
Issei parents attending the service at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Fourth National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-12)
img Fourth National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-12)
The three men pictured are (L to R): Senator Henry Jackson, Nisei Veterans Reunion Chairman Shiro Kashino, Congressman Spark Matsunaga. Congressman Matsunaga was the keynote speaker at the reunion event held at Seattle's Olympic Hotel.
Memorial Day parade (ddr-densho-114-459)
img Memorial Day parade (ddr-densho-114-459)
This parade honoring veterans took place in downtown Seattle, Washington.
Masao Watanabe Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-103-44)
vh Masao Watanabe Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-103-44)
Forming the Nisei Veterans Committee in recognition of unique wartime experiences

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 12 (September 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 12 (September 16, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-37)
Select article titles: "Gen. Willoughby to address MIS veteran reunion" (p. 1); "Issei, Nisei Image in Japan Valuable, Says Professor" (p. 1); "Chicago Nisei Drum & Bugle Corps Ambassadors create goodwill on tour" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 9 (March 9, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 9 (March 9, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-9)
Select article titles: "Most States Tell JACL-LEC Redress Payments Will be Exempt from Income Tax; Follow-up Urged"(p.1);"'Buddaheads' vs. 'Kotonks': Cultures of Hawaiian and Mainland Nikkei Explored"(p.2); "L.A. City Attorney Renews Move to Avoid Minorites Census Undercounting of 1980"(p.3); "Nikkei Veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Honored by City, Officials, JACL Chapter"(p.7).
Memorial for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-26-3)
img Memorial for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-26-3)
This memorial honors Nisei soldiers from Washington State who were killed during World War II. The memorial consists of each soldier's picture, a brief biography, and an overview of his military career.
4 Day MIS 50th Anniversary Reunion program outline (ddr-csujad-1-191)
doc 4 Day MIS 50th Anniversary Reunion program outline (ddr-csujad-1-191)
Program outline for 4 Day MIS 50th Anniversary Reunion held from October 29 to November 2, 1991. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_03_01_005
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Fincil] (ddr-csujad-1-141)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Fincil] (ddr-csujad-1-141)
A photograph includes Colonel Fincil and his wife, 34th Division. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-85." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_067
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-168)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-168)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-137." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_094
[Documents regarding Colonel Young O. Kim's Medal of Honor] (ddr-csujad-1-198)
doc [Documents regarding Colonel Young O. Kim's Medal of Honor] (ddr-csujad-1-198)
Includes photocopied documents to support Colonel Young O. Kim's Medal of Honor. Photocopied excerpt from "Mud and blood," by Colonel James J. Gillespie, which was originally published in "Infantry journal magazine, December 1944, is also included. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_03_11_001
[Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-155)
img [Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-155)
A photograph of the reunion. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-100." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_081
[Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Mrs. Holly Kishaba, Dave Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-78)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Mrs. Holly Kishaba, Dave Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-78)
A photograph includes Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Mrs. Holly Kishaba, and Dave Kawagoye. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-9." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_004
[Mini-reunion, speech] (ddr-csujad-1-157)
img [Mini-reunion, speech] (ddr-csujad-1-157)
A photograph of attendees. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-101." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_083
[Mini-reunion, registration table] (ddr-csujad-1-77)
img [Mini-reunion, registration table] (ddr-csujad-1-77)
A photograph of female attendees at registration table. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-11." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_003
[Mini-reunion, Hiroshi Kami, Goro Inaba, Mrs. Kay Nakata, Tom Nakata] (ddr-csujad-1-102)
img [Mini-reunion, Hiroshi Kami, Goro Inaba, Mrs. Kay Nakata, Tom Nakata] (ddr-csujad-1-102)
A photograph of Hiroshi Kami, Goro Inaba, Mrs. Kay Nakata, Tom Nakata. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-35." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_028
[Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-115)
img [Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-115)
A photograph of Wally Kagawa playing the harmonica. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-52." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_041
100th/442nd Veterans Association [administrative records] (ddr-csujad-1-70)
doc 100th/442nd Veterans Association [administrative records] (ddr-csujad-1-70)
Administrative records of 100th/442nd Veterans Association. Includes a board of directors meeting agenda on April 7, 2001, the treasurer's report on April 7, 2001, minutes of the board meeting on March 3, 2001, a rotation system for assignments and activities as of January 1, 1999, and a photocopy of a letter of intent to purchase real ...
[Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-162)
img [Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-162)
A photograph of attendees' musical performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-103." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_088
[Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-151)
img [Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-151)
A photograph of the reunion. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-96." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_077
Japanese American Korean War Veterans (ddr-csujad-1-196)
doc Japanese American Korean War Veterans (ddr-csujad-1-196)
A "souvenir booklet" to commemorate the first reunion of Japanese American Korean War Veterans and dedication of the Japanese American Korean War memorial held at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, California, May 23-25, 1997. Includes names and images of the Americans of Japanese ancestry who were killed in action during the Korean ...
[442nd Regimental Combat Team reunions and Ikemoto family] (ddr-csujad-1-179)
img [442nd Regimental Combat Team reunions and Ikemoto family] (ddr-csujad-1-179)
Six images of 442nd Regimental Combat Team reunions held in different locations along with, potentially, Henry Y. Ikemoto and his family members. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_105
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-152)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-152)
A photograph of Colonel Pi__ and his wife Peggy, "C" Company. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-94." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_078
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