November 2017, Volume 67, Issue 10
Our First Annual Nisei Veterans Committee Veterans Day event kicked off, Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the NVC Memorial Hall. The theme for this year’s event was what does it mean to be a veteran, and the program tried to show case the many aspects of the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) and NVC Foundation (NVCF).
In preparation for their November 20th, Monday Night Football “Salute to Service” halftime tribute to the Seattle NVC Veterans, members of the Seattle Seahawks Organization took time out of their busy schedules to get an understanding of the Nisei Veteran history and to personally meet our Nisei representatives.
The Speaker Series held at the NVC Hall on September 30th featured the book Minidoka Memoirs by Ken Mochizuki, a book which focuses on the life of Yoshito Fujii and also recalls the story of the Fujii and Shitamae families.
At the October NVC Foundation Speaker Series, Bill Wright performed a remarkable portrayal of his father, Maj. William Wright, executive officer (second in command) of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. Click to see photos from his presentation.
The Journey to Mosaic group made their 10th journey to the NVC Hall. Through first-hand accounts from Louise Kashino and Don Maekawa the group of 45 people learned about the WWII Japanese American experience.
It has been almost ten years since Sat Ichikawa donated his copyright of “The Minidoka Story” to the NVC Foundation, and yet Debbie Kashino still get orders for the book. Sat's little book continues to touch people and is still relevant today.
...The ceremony was the induction of Mr. Shiro “Kash” Kashino, a husband, a father, a friend, a soulmate, and mostly-a soldier! He was just one of the other guys in his company and regiment, but what a regiment it was! He was part of the coveted and most decorated unit of its size – the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT)...
On 15 October 2017 at around 10:30 in the morning, the Mayor of Bruyères, France, Yves Bonjean, stood before a large gathering on Hill 555. Among the tall evergreens, American and French flags flew above the crowd and the seven-man Color Guard from the 100th Battalion Veterans of Hawaii stood at rigid attention as a band played the Star-Spangled Banner...