NVC Newsletter

February 2014, Volume 64, Issue 2

Speakers Series: "Three Amigos" Retrace WWII Nisei Combat Journey in France and Italy

Keith Yamaguchi, Chris Sketchley and Paul Murakami - the Three Amigos - were featured presenters for the Speakers Series to talk about their trip to Europe in September 2013. They made the trip to ostensibly pay tribute to their Nisei relatives and friends who were killed in the Rescue of the Lost Battalion and the Battle of the Gothic Line.


Sam Mitsui Speaks to Lake Washington Girls Middle School

Sam Mitsui brought part of the United States history alive when he came to speak to the eighth grade class at Lake Washington Girls Middle School last week. Anytime someone can speak from personal experience, history becomes more meaningful and more relevant.

Sam Mitsui visits Seattle Keiro

NVC member Sam Mitsui spoke to the Seattle Keiro Family Council about his experiences before and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; his memories of the Tule Lake Concentration Camp; the stories of the Nisei soldiers that served in the segregated 100th Bn/442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and the secret Military Intelligence Service (MIS) during WWII.

Colonel Miyako N. Schanely Promoted to General

Reprint from Japanese American Veterans Association, (JAVA), (edited for length) Colonel Miyako N. Schanely, USAR, was promoted to Brigadier General in the Army Engineer Corps in December 2013 at a ceremony at the 412th Theater Engineer Command’s headquarters in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where she serves as Deputy Commander.

Super Bowl Party at NVC Hall

The NVC Club House hosted a Super Bowl gathering to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks. Potluck foods, beverages, desserts and snacks were all part of the game plan. The Seahawks didn't disappoint, they became Super Bowl Champions.

The MIS Historic Learning Center Now Open!

The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) is proud to announce that the MIS Historic Learning Center is now open every Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 PM. General Admission is $10. NJAHS members, veterans and children under 12 are Free...

Save the Date: 69th Annual NVC/NVCF Installation Banquet

The 69th Annual NVC/NVC Foundation Installation Banquet will be held at the Rainier Golf and Country Club on Saturday, March 15th. Please read for more information.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran Program

SAVE-THE-DATE: Saturday, May 17th for the Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran Program. The Seattle NVC would like to recognize Vietnam era veterans and their families at a reception and program in their honor.