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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.

Military service (88)
Veterans' organizations (273)

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JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-48)
img JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-48)
Caption on reverse: "Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet / March 25, 1989 / Presentation of Appreciation Plaques to: / L-R Nisei Veterans Committee Commander Mas Fukuhara / MIS-NW President John Ishii / from JACL-LEC Cherry Kinoshita Vice Chair of Operations."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50, No. 22 (May 27, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50, No. 22 (May 27, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-22)
Select article titles: "JACL wreath at Unknown Soldier Tomb to be laid" (p.1); "CCDC joins veteran groups to remember Nisei war dead" (p.1); "House most desired after shopping around for months not available to Nisei couple" (p.3); "National JACL officials in biennial visitation of government leaders in Washington, invite Californians to Sac'to conclave" (p.8)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 21 (November 18, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 21 (November 18, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-46)
Select article titles: "SJR 20 final tab: Yes 414,000; No 391,200" (p. 1); "MIS vets ask Army for lifting of secrecy" (p. 1); "VFW, 442nd Veterans, West L.A. JACL mark rescue of Lost Texas Battalion" (p. 3); "Boston ruling on Chinese students as white rejected" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 1 (January 7, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 1 (January 7, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-1)
Select article titles: "The Nisei Personality" (p. 1); "Seattle Nisei talk with Negroes" (p. 1); :Japanese viewpoint on U.S. - Japan relations expressed" (p. 2); "442nd Veteran Appointed New Selective Service Director" (p. 4); "Discussion of new immigration law centers on individual labor certificate" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 16 (April 22, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 16 (April 22, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-16)
Select article titles: "Dr. Sonoda named to human rights advisory group" (p. 1); "Tacoma Issei donate to SJR 20 fund" (p. 1); "Legislative Reapportionment" (p. 2); "Nat'l 442nd vet directory planned" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 9 (August 26, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 9 (August 26, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-34)
Select article titles: "Chapters step up interests in human relations studies" (p. 1); "MIS vets to stage reunion" (p. 1); "Walked with Meredith in Mississippi" (p.1).
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. 77, No. 16, (October 19, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 16, (October 19, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-41)
Select article titles: "Ex-Envoy to Japan to Co-Chair Bldg. Fund Bid" (p.1); "40 et 8 Vets Drop All-White Policy" (p.1); "Little Tokyo Redevelopment: Hotel Okayed, Housing Assured" (p.1); "'Relocation Camp' More Comfortable As Term than 'Concentration Camp'" (p.3); "Association for Foreign Wives of Japanese Helps Members to Adjust" (p.6).
Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 41 (March 11, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-15)
doc Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 41 (March 11, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-15)
Selected article titles: "City Now Buying Lil Tokyo Sites" (p.1), "Brothers-in-Law in Reburial of Five Nisei War Heroes Here" (p.1), "More Strandee Cases Set for Trial, May 17" (p.2), "Scientist Decries Lack of Equipment to Carry on Research in Cancer" (p.3).
The Nisei Weekender, Vol. 1, No. 20 (May 9, 1946) (ddr-densho-358-4)
doc The Nisei Weekender, Vol. 1, No. 20 (May 9, 1946) (ddr-densho-358-4)
Selected article titles: "Kuroki Protests Treatment of Minority Vets in Parley with Gen. Omar Bradley" (p.1, 4), "Amemiya Billed for Ball Show" (p.1), "Hasty Deportation: 2 Days Given to Prepare" (p.1), "Greater N.Y. Group Seeks Coordination of Agencies Against Alien Deportation" (p.1), "Home Is the Soldier" (p.2).
JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-49)
img JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-49)
Cherry Kinoshita presenting plaques to Mas Fukuhara, Nisei Veterans Committee Commander, and John Ishii, MIS-NW President.
JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-50)
img JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-50)
Cherry Kinoshita presenting plaques to Mas Fukuhara, Nisei Veterans Committee Commander, and John Ishii, MIS-NW President.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 24 (June 14, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 24 (June 14, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-24)
Select article titles: "Senate Approves Amended Appropriations Bill for Payment of Evacuation Claims; In House-Senate Confab" (p. 1); "Judge Aiso Offers To Serve as Defense Counsel For Cpl. Girard" (p. 1); "Administrative funds for claims approved" (p. 1); "Oscar Hammerstein, II, in plea for half American orphans in Far East" (p. 1); "Brush painting show on …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 10 (September 6, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 10 (September 6, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-36)
Selected article titles: "Thirty-Five March Under JACL Banner in August 28 March for Jobs, Freedom" (pp. 1-2), "JACL Answers Negroes' Painful Call for Help, Says Matsunaga" (pp. 1-2, 4), "Chicago Veterans to Commemorate 20th 422 [sic] Anniv." (p. 3), and "Tokyo Topics: First Nisei Decorated by Japan" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 20 (May 15, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-20)
ds Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 20 (May 15, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-20)
Selected article titles: "Fiction Can Be Damaging" (p.1), "Norman Thomas to Be Honored at 18th Biennial" (p.1), "442nd Veterans Join Nat'l JACL in May 30 Rites" (p.1), "Pension Rights for Evacuees on Ballot" (p.1), "Watering Down Rights Bill?" (p.2), "Sansei Urged to Keep Japanese Heritage" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 14 (April 3, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 14 (April 3, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-14)
Selected article titles: "Sen. Inouye in Senate Speech for Civil Rights" (p.1), "Advances in Human Relations Described" (p.1), "Senate Civil Rights Debate" (p.2), "Teenagers to Mix at Vet's Reunion" (p.2), "JACL Health Plan: A Gimmick?" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 12 (September 20, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 12 (September 20, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-37)
Selected article titles: "San Mateo JACL Not Convinced by Explanation" (pp. 1, 4), "An Editorial Up Front: Full, Free, Absolute Pardon" (p. 1), "Enlistments in 'Go for Broke' Battalion Lag, Unit May Fade" (p. 5), and "Job-Lacking Town Induces Japanese to Build Steel Mill" (p. 6).
11th Triennial Nisei Veterans Reunion Maui News supplement (ddr-densho-390-139)
doc 11th Triennial Nisei Veterans Reunion Maui News supplement (ddr-densho-390-139)
Articles on the 11th Nisei Veterans Reunion held in Maui, with a list of participants. Walter Matsuoka is listed on page 24 with the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Nisei veterans reunion meeting notes (ddr-densho-390-44)
doc Nisei veterans reunion meeting notes (ddr-densho-390-44)
Meeting notes immediately after the 1985 reunion discussing the success of the event and locations for future reunions.
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