NVC Newsletter

October 2010, Volume 60, Issue 9

President Obama Signs Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) Bill

White House, Washington, DC. Around 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 President Barack Obama signed into law the Congressional Bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Nisei who served in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II. There will be one medal for the men of all three units...


NVC Speakers Series: Ted Nakanishi

Ted Nakanishi, featured September Speakers Series, described his experiences and the stories of the large Nakanishi clan in America. Ted’s humor was clearly evident as he related the various anecdotes about family, friends and others…

Nisei Vets Attend Signing of Congressional Gold Medal Bill

Stories from veterans who attended the signing of the Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) Bill: Osamu Fujikawa, Grant Ichikawa, Jimmie Kanaya, Yeichi Kuwayama, S. Floyd Mori, Terry Shima and Christine Sato-Yamazaki.

Honor Flight to Assist 442nd RCT/100th BN/MIS Veterans

Honor Flight Network has offered their congratulations to veterans, widows and next of kin of the 100th Bn, 442nd RCT, and Nisei who served in the MIS during World War II. They want the National Veterans Network to know that they will do its best to obtain the best deal possible for transportation and lodging for those veterans planning to attend the official presentation of the CGM.

Congressional Gold Medal Update

U.S. Congress passed a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian award, collectively to the U.S. Army's 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. The National Veterans Network will represent the interests of veterans nationwide to plan the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony and events in 2011.

Congressman Jim McDermott Speaks for the Congressional Gold Medal

Congressman Jim McDermott’s speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives during consideration of S. 1055 to award a Congressional Gold Medal to 442nd and M.I.S. Veterans on September 23, 2010. The bill passed by voice vote.

Mariner Chef Night at the NVC

The Seattle NVC will be hosting Jeremy Bryant, Seattle Mariner clubhouse chef and Kenny Rogers, clubhouse chef for the visiting teams. Both of these gentlemen are tremendous story tellers and have many entertaining and interesting experiences to share with you about what goes on within the confines of the Mariners clubhouse.


The NVC/WAC and Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarships are now available for 2011. Please read more for details.

NVC Major Shimokon Health Professions Scholarships

The Major Shimokon Health Professions Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2011 scholarship award donated by Dr. Susumu Shimokon and administered by the NVC/NVC Foundation.


Please get your recipe books out and prepare your favorites for the Bakery Booth during the NVC Chow Mein Dinner on November 7.