NVC Newsletter

December 2010, Volume 60, Issue 11

NVC Commemoration of Veteran's Day

The latest documentary, 442 – Live with Honor, Die with Dignity, was shown at the NVC Hall in commemoration of Veteran’s Day on November 13, 2010. It was a free screening to the public to show NVC’s appreciation for the community’s continued support and generosity...


NVC Speakers Series with Atsushi Kiuchi

The November 20th Speakers Series featured Atsushi “Ats” Kiuchi, a writer and prolific speaker on the subject of the WWII Japanese American experience to schools and community organizations.

Journey to Mosaic 2010: Moving Forward Toward Justice

Aloha from the participants of the Journey to Mosaic group from the North Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Thank you to the American soldiers of the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team who faithfully served our country in the world.

From Prisoner to Patriot WWII-POW recounts fighting for country that imprisoned him, family

Sam Mitsui, a member of the Nisei Veterans Committee, spoke about his experiences during the Lakewood Historical Society's annual meeting Nov. 9 at the Lakewood Little Church on the Prairie.

Nisei Combat Airman Ben Kuroki Receives Audie Murphy Award

Ben Kuroki, a native of Nebraska, received the prestigious Audie Murphy Award at the American Veterans Center 13th Annual Conference and Awards Gala on November 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. Murphy was the most highly decorated soldier during World War II.

Ichikawa's Visit Moorlands Elementary School

On December 3, 2010, our class was honored with the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Sat Ichikawa as they shared their experiences in the Minidoka camp during WWII. A huge focus of my classroom revolves social justice, service learning and our environment...

Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) Upadate

This is an update of the National Veterans Network (NVN) activities to arrange a two-day program in Washington, DC in 2011 on the occasion of the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to our WW II Nisei veterans.

Military Trauma Training Conference

A conference on military trauma training, titled Serving Returning Veterans: A Community Response to Trauma, was held Oct 27-29th...

JA Officer Promoted to Navy's Highest Ranks

Another significant chapter in the long and distinguished history of Japanese Americans serving in the U.S. Armed Forces was added with the recent promotion of Navy officer David M. Boone...

What the Congressional Gold Medal Means to a Sansei

Lt Col Michael J. Yaguchi, USAF (Ret), was asked to provide his views on the Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) awarded to the 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Nisei who served in the Military Intelligence Service during WW II.

JAVA Celebrates Veterans Day in DC

Veterans Day 2010 events began early for the Japanese American Veterans Association. JAVA and representatives of other veterans organizations enjoyed breakfast at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.