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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Louise Kashino Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-31-25)
vh Louise Kashino Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-31-25)
Beginnings of the Nisei Veterans Committee and the Women's Auxiliary

For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.

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. 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. 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).
[Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita] (ddr-csujad-1-112)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita] (ddr-csujad-1-112)
A photograph includes Mrs. Yamashita. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-46." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_038
[Mini-reunion, Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-143)
img [Mini-reunion, Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-143)
A photograph of Henry Y. Ikemoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-88." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_069
Memo from Henry Ikemoto, President, to members AT Chapter and individuals concerned re: agenda, regular chapter meeting, 10/14/98, 0900 hrs, Denny's, LaPalma, October 6, 1998 (ddr-csujad-1-64)
doc Memo from Henry Ikemoto, President, to members AT Chapter and individuals concerned re: agenda, regular chapter meeting, 10/14/98, 0900 hrs, Denny's, LaPalma, October 6, 1998 (ddr-csujad-1-64)
Regular meeting agenda for the Anti-Tank Chapter 100th/442nd Veterans Association on October 14, 1998. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_008
[Mini-reunion, Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-116)
img [Mini-reunion, Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-116)
A photograph of Henry Y. Ikemoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-50." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_042
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-126)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-126)
A group photograph of attendees. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-59." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_052
Letter from Henry Ikemoto to Eddy Murakami, Tom Nakata, Hifumi Saimo, George Tamura, Seiya Tanaka (ddr-csujad-1-62)
doc Letter from Henry Ikemoto to Eddy Murakami, Tom Nakata, Hifumi Saimo, George Tamura, Seiya Tanaka (ddr-csujad-1-62)
A letter regarding the order of copies of photographs taken at the 1995 mini-reunion at Las Vegas. Includes handwritten marginalia. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_005
50 years of excellence (ddr-csujad-1-189)
doc 50 years of excellence (ddr-csujad-1-189)
An event program for Military Intelligence Service Language School Reception and Defense Language Institute 50th Anniversary, held Monterey California, October 31-November 1, 1991. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_03_01_003
Letter from Jim Mita, President, Military Intelligence Service Club of Southern California to the members (ddr-csujad-1-186)
doc Letter from Jim Mita, President, Military Intelligence Service Club of Southern California to the members (ddr-csujad-1-186)
A letter from Jim Mita, President, Military Intelligence Service Club of Southern California, to the members. Includes updates on their activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_17_002
[Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-160)
img [Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-160)
A photograph of attendees' musical performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-102." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_086
Highways of honor, Military Intelligence Service, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion (ddr-csujad-1-185)
doc Highways of honor, Military Intelligence Service, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion (ddr-csujad-1-185)
A booklet of California memorial highways to honor three entities of the United States Army, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service. Includes an article, "The Nisei soldiers of U.S. Intelligence: America's superb secret weapon of World War II" by Dan Nakatsu. Images and map during the Pacific War are included. See ...
The drop zone gives voice to oral histories of WWII (ddr-csujad-1-68)
doc The drop zone gives voice to oral histories of WWII (ddr-csujad-1-68)
Email correspondence printed out from "Virtual reunion digests." It contains Chicago Tribune article, "The drop zone gives voice to oral histories of WWII," by Charles Leroux, published on December 30, 1998, was forwarded and distributed among the subscribers through Virtual reunion digests mailing list on December 30, 1998. See this object in the California State Universities ...
[Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-119)
img [Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-119)
A photograph of Wally Kagawa playing the harmonica. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-56." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_045
[Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita] (ddr-csujad-1-92)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita] (ddr-csujad-1-92)
A photograph includes Mrs. Yamashita. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-26." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_018
[Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-164)
img [Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-164)
A photograph of attendees' musical performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-106." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_090
[Newspaper articles from
doc [Newspaper articles from "Pacific citizen"] (ddr-csujad-1-192)
Newspaper clippings from "Pacific citizen" published on November 22, 1991. Includes two articles collecting Nisei Military Intelligent Service's experience. "Surviving and spying behind enemy lines" written by Harry K. Honda, Senior editor, Pacific Citizen, describes Sakakida's story of wartime intrigue, which was delivered at the MIS 50th anniversary reunion dinner on October 31, 1991. "Anecdotes by ...
[Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa and Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-118)
img [Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa and Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-118)
A photograph of Wally Kagawa and Henry Y. Ikemoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-51." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_044
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Fincil] (ddr-csujad-1-154)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Fincil] (ddr-csujad-1-154)
A photograph of Colonel Fincil and his wife, 34th Division. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-95." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_080
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-170)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-170)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-138." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_096
Golden Anniversary Reunion, 442 RCT (ddr-csujad-1-195)
doc Golden Anniversary Reunion, 442 RCT (ddr-csujad-1-195)
A booklet of 50th Golden Anniversary 442 RCT includes mostly images of the events during the 5 days anniversary held in Hawaii. Also includes massages from Bill Clinton, U.S. President, Gen. Colin L. Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington D.C., and addresses delivered by Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Senator, Hawaii, Gen. Gordon L. ...
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