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.

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Veterans' organizations (211)

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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.

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.

Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-9-23)
vh Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-9-23)
The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee, beginnings and background
Paul Bannai Interview II Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-150-10)
vh Paul Bannai Interview II Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-150-10)
Working on projects to recognize wartime experiences of Nisei veterans and Japanese Americans
Hideo Hoshide Interview II Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-185-36)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview II Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-185-36)
Involvement with the Nisei Veterans Committee newsletter for thirty years
Art Abe Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-206-28)
vh Art Abe Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-206-28)
Joining the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee, remodeling their original clubhouse
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.
Information series (Lowry Field, Colorado), (September 1945), no. 13-MS: do you want information about ... (ddr-csujad-55-2164)
doc Information series (Lowry Field, Colorado), (September 1945), no. 13-MS: do you want information about ... (ddr-csujad-55-2164)
Brochure regarding a contact list for veterans needing more information about support and services offered. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2266
Letter from Omar N. Bradley, General, U.S. Army, to Fellow Veteran, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-154)
doc Letter from Omar N. Bradley, General, U.S. Army, to Fellow Veteran, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-154)
Form letter from the Veterans Administration regarding benefits, insurance, and regional Veterans Administration offices. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0156
Information series (Lowry Field, Colorado), no. 3-MS (September 1945): life insuranceno (ddr-csujad-55-2160)
doc Information series (Lowry Field, Colorado), no. 3-MS (September 1945): life insuranceno (ddr-csujad-55-2160)
Brochure regarding life insurance for veterans. Covers national service life insurance, United States government life insurance (World War I veterans), and commercial insurance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2262
Institution ceremony and installation of officers of Nisei Post, no. 8985: veterans of foreign wars of the United States (ddr-csujad-55-174)
doc Institution ceremony and installation of officers of Nisei Post, no. 8985: veterans of foreign wars of the United States (ddr-csujad-55-174)
Program for the Institution Ceremony and Installation of Officers of Nisei Post, No. 8985, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Includes list of officers, donors, program participants, and ceremony schedule. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0176
Information series (Lowry Field, Colorado), no. 5-MS (September 1945): hospitalization, medical treatment and related benefits (ddr-csujad-55-2162)
doc Information series (Lowry Field, Colorado), no. 5-MS (September 1945): hospitalization, medical treatment and related benefits (ddr-csujad-55-2162)
Brochure regarding hospitalization, medical treatment, and related benefits for veterans. Covers hospitalization, out-patient treatment, prosthetics, medical treatment for veterans receiving vocational rehabilitation, and how to apply. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2264
Veterans Administration life insurance form (ddr-csujad-55-2166)
doc Veterans Administration life insurance form (ddr-csujad-55-2166)
Form accompanying a Veteran's Administration life insurance payment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2268
Information series (Lowry Field, Colorado), no. 9-MS (September 1945): loans for veterans (ddr-csujad-55-2163)
doc Information series (Lowry Field, Colorado), no. 9-MS (September 1945): loans for veterans (ddr-csujad-55-2163)
Brochure regarding loans for veterans. Covers G.I. loans for home, business, and farm; farm security administration loans, and smaller war plants corporation loans. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2265
People lining street for veterans parade (ddr-densho-368-354)
img People lining street for veterans parade (ddr-densho-368-354)
Veterans parade took place along Kalakaua Avenue for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Tomi Iino and young woman at banquet (ddr-densho-368-351)
img Tomi Iino and young woman at banquet (ddr-densho-368-351)
Banquet held at Sheraton Hotel for 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Windsurfers at Kahana Beach (ddr-densho-368-307)
img Windsurfers at Kahana Beach (ddr-densho-368-307)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
Bill and Tomi Iino sitting at restaurant (ddr-densho-368-304)
img Bill and Tomi Iino sitting at restaurant (ddr-densho-368-304)
Sightseeing on Maui after 50th anniversary reunion of 442nd RCT
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