NVC Newsletter

May Speaker Series: The Lasting Legacy of Frank Shigemura, KIA WWII

March 2016, Volume 66, Issue 3

In the front entry of our NVC Memorial Hall is an exhibit featuring the 66 Killed in Action Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War II. The families of these veterans may pass down stories about them but for the most part we don’t know much about them.

On Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the NVC Hall, we will have a rare opportunity to get to know one of these people through the legacy he has left at Carleton University.  This special presentation of the Speaker Series will be about Frank Shigemura, and will be made by a Carleton University professor who is one of many on the Carleton faculty who strives to make sure all students attending this college know this story. 

Fred Hagstrom has honored Frank’s life by creating a unique book about Frank’s experience at Carleton.  The book is a piece of art but also contains moving letters exchanged from Carleton faculty members and the Shigemura family. Fred will explain the many ways that Frank’s story lives on at this small Midwestern university.  Fred will be in town to attend a conference at the University of Washington and has agreed to come and share his presentation despite it being Mother’s Day.  He is most anxious to finally get to meet relatives of Frank Shigemura who include the Yoshida, Tanagi and Nakamura families.

Please come and join us for this special Speaker Series presentation.