NVC Newsletter

May 2010, Volume 60, Issue 5

NVC Speakers Series: Chris Sketchley on MIS

Chris Sketchley, the speaker for April 24th, has been a student of military history and artifacts since he first heard the WWII stories from his Norwegian grandfather. His curiosity and fascination with military history was nurtured even more as he talked with the Nisei Veterans about their experiences and exploits during the war.


NINE LIVES 3 Concert on June 12th to Benefit JA Memorial Wall

Deems Tsutakawa and the NVC Foundation will host a fundraising event for the Japanese American Memorial Wall featuring the Nine Lives Band. This benefit concert, Nine Lives 3, will be combined with a CD Release Party for Deems latest recording, On Irving Street.

Sam Mitsui Speaks at the Soroptimist International of Kent

We are very grateful to Mr. Sam Mitsui for attending our Soroptimist International of Kent luncheon on April 26th. He came to the rescue when our other guest speaker couldn’t make it due to a family emergency.

History Comes to Life at Lindbergh High School

Thanks to the generosity of Sam Mitsui and Tom Kometani history came to life for the students at Lindbergh High School, and they learned lessons about our history that they will not soon forget.


Andy Akada is a recipient of the NVC Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship for 2010. He is attending Western Washington University majoring in English and History. Here is his essay on the Nisei Veterans Legacy.

NVC Scholarship Essay - Eric "Kirby" Ingram

Eric Ingram is the NVC/WAC Scholarship recipient for 2010. He is a student at Mercer Island High School. Here is his essay.


Tana Watanabe is the recipient of the NVC Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship for 2010. She is a student at Charles Wright Academy. Here is her essay on the Nisei Veterans Legacy.

Combating Piracy Off the Horn of Africa

Reprint courtesy from the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA)aboard the USS Anzio, Horn of Africa region. USS Anzio received a distress call from suspicious skiffs shadowing a merchant vessel.

New Parking Permits Required for NVC Memorial Hall

Starting May 1, 2010, ALL cars using the parking lot at the NVC Memorial Hall will be REQUIRED to have an NVC Parking Permit on your windshield. Cars without a permit could be towed!

NVC Japanese American Memorial Wall Update

The cutoff date for bricks to be on the Memorial Wall when it is dedicated on September 5th is July 15th. We will try to have bricks donated after July 15th on the Memorial Wall for the dedication but there are no guarantees.