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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 (65)
Veterans' organizations (262)

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[Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-128)
img [Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-128)
A photograph of attendees in a shop. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-67." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_054
Nisei veterans reunion (ddr-densho-8-5)
img Nisei veterans reunion (ddr-densho-8-5)
This Nisei veteran reunion took place over Independence Day weekend. Shown here is keynote speaker, Four Star General Eric Shinseki.
Memorial service, reunion of Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-8-3)
img Memorial service, reunion of Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-8-3)
Grandchildren of Nisei veterans of World War II stand at this memorial service, which took place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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).
Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-1)
img Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-1)
Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii was the guest of honor at this dedication honoring fallen Nisei soldiers from Washington State. The memorial is located at the Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle, Washington. Left to right: Senator Daniel Inouye, unidentified, unidentified, and Seiji Hata.
Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-2)
img Dedication of Nisei veterans memorial (ddr-densho-26-2)
Shiro Kashino, a decorated veteran of World War II, stands with his family and Senator Daniel Inouye during the dedication of the Nisei veterans memorial. Left to right: Shiro Kashino, Debbie McQuilken, Senator Daniel Inouye, and Louise Kashino.
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.
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. 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. 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).
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).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 22, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 22, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-28)
Selected article titles: "Kodak Regrets 'Remember Pearl Harbor' Proposal" (p.1-2), George Roth: A Man Japanese Americans Forgot to Thank" (p.1, 3), "100th Infantry Vets Mark 35th Reunion" (p.3), "Public Opinion of the Nikkei in America" (p.4, 12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 25 (June 24-July 1, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 25 (June 24-July 1, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-25)
Selected article titles: "Eligibility Issue on Redress Bill Still Unresolved" (p. 1), "'Dear Colleague' Letter: Conservative Congressmen Urge Colleague Support for Redress" (p. 1), "Nisei Veterans Focus on 1993 Celebration" (pp. 1, 3), and "JACL Candidates for National President Speak Out" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 24 (June 17, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 24 (June 17, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-24)
Four page travel section appears between pages 4 and 5 of the edition. Selected article titles: "Redress Bills Not Out of Conference Committee Yet" (pp. 1, 6), "Sen. Inouye Addresses Reno Reunion: 'War Against Prejudice' Still Faces Nisei Veterans" (pp. 1-2), "'Japanese American Story' as Theme for Memorial Proposed" (pp. 1, 3), and "The 'Untrustworthy' Japanese" ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 16 (November 18, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 16 (November 18, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-41)
Selected article titles: "Reagan Vetoes Bill Requiring Census Bureau to Tally Asian Americans Groups Individually" (p. 1), "Forum Discusses Concerns of KA, JA Communities" (pp. 1, 3), "CCDC Pays Tribute to WW2 Nisei Vets" (pp. 1-2), and "From the Frying Pan: The Japan Chapter: An Active Bunch" (pp. 4, 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 17 (November 24, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 17 (November 24, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-42)
Selected article titles: "Army Military Intelligence Service School: Nisei MIS Gears for 50th Anniversary Fete in 1991" (p. 3), "Southern California Premiere Dec. 1: 'Forbidden City, USA' Due in Little Tokyo" (p. 3), "Editorial of the Pacific Citizen: The Lesson in Securing Redress" (p. 4), and "Untold Chapter of the 552nd Field Artillery: The Liberation of ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 16 (April 28, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 16 (April 28, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-16)
Selected article titles: "NCWNPDC, CCDC & PSWDC: JACL Concerns Examined at Reno Tri-District Conference" (p. 1), "Go for Broke National Veterans Association Preparing Gala Golden Anniversary Program for 1993 in Washington" (pp. 1, 3), "From the Frying Pan: Japan's Post-War Success: The Nisei Connection" (p. 4), and "Grassroots Forum: Speculation on JACL's Future" (p. 5).
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).
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