Military service

The story of Japanese Americans in the military during World War II is complex and in many ways ironic. It is a story of mistrust by the very country for which these soldiers placed themselves in harms' way. Many were drafted directly out of the camps and fought for democracy abroad while their parents and families were incarcerated by their own government.

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Military service (830)

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298th/299th Infantry, Charles H. Bonesteel, Buddhahead, Fighting for Tomorrow: Japanese Americans in America's Wars (exhibition), Frank "Foo" Fujita, GI Bill, Hawaii Territorial Guard, Hood River incident, Japanese American World War II military service memorials, Japanese Americans in military during World War II, Samuel Wilder King, Kotonk, Ben Kuroki, Spark Matsunaga, None, Rescue of the Lost Battalion, Revolution of 1954, Shigeo Yoshida

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 9 (March 4, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 9 (March 4, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-9)
Selected article titles: "Asian Pacific Women's Network: Four Honored with 'Women Warrior' Awards" (pp. 1, 3), "Movie Review; 'Color of Honor' Looks at the Overlooked" (pp. 2-3), "Japanese Farmers' Winter of Discontent" (p. 3), and "John Aiso: 1909-1987: Army Intelligence Relied on Nisei" (pp. 4, 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 5 (February 6, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 5 (February 6, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-5)
Selected article titles: "Nikkei Group Honors Frank for Redress Efforts" (p. 1), "Bills Backed by Matsunaga Approved" (p. 2), "Jerome Camp Holding Reunion in California" (p. 3), and "John Aiso: 1909-1987: Army Intelligence Relied on Nisei" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 11 (December, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 11 (December, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-23)
Holiday issue organized into sections A 1-36, B 1-56, and A 37-64. Selected article titles: "Who Were the Japanese Americans?" (pp. A15-A16), "'Ethnicity: Please Check One'" (p. A18), "MIS: The Untold Stories" (pp. A34-A35, A37, A39, A41-A42), and "A Bill of Rights for Asserting a Multiracial Identity" (pp. B6-B7). The holiday issue included advertisements bought by …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 8 (October 18-31, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 8 (October 18-31, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-20)
Selected article titles: "Immigration Bill Softens Impact of Welfare Reform" (pp. 1, 11), "Congress Passes Land Transfer Bill for Manzanar Site and JA Patriotism Memorial" (p. 1), "MIS Pushes Search for Medal of Honor Awards" (p. 5), and "Personally Speaking: Historic Northern California Nisei Baseball Artifacts on Display" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 11 (June 7-20, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 11 (June 7-20, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-11)
Selected article titles: "Board-Approved Budget Places Priority on District Allocations" (p. 1), "From JACL: PSW Condemns California Civil Rights Initiative as 'Deceptive'" (p. 3), "ORA Reports on Redress Payments, Eligibility Requirements" (p. 4), and "East Wind: Nisei Military Service: WWII" (pp. 8, 11).
Flag dedication (ddr-fom-1-907)
img Flag dedication (ddr-fom-1-907)
WRA caption on reverse: "Dedication of the project flag and flag pole in the administration area conducted by Hunt Boy Scouts. Attended by representatives of American Legion post of Twin Falls, Idaho, civic officials of Twin Falls and Jerome, Idaho, and the Military Police Escort Guarge Company. At left is high school choir. At right are …
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