Foundation Focuses Support on 442nd Archives & Learning Center
The 442nd Archives and Learning Center (Archives) was established to collect, preserve and interpret items related to the history of the 442nd RCT. Its collection consists of artifacts, photographs, publications and documents from World War II and includes postwar memorabilia relating to the 442nd Veterans Club. Read more »
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There was a special screening of the documentary film, “Live with Honor, Die with Dignity”, in Honolulu on September 10, 2010. Over 350 veterans, family and friends showed up for the event, sponsored by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. A special guest appearance was made by famed actor George Takei to introduce the film. Jake Shimabukuro, composed and played the song, “Go For Broke” on his ukulele via a video presentation at the beginning of the event.
Here are photos of the event, captured by Ann Kabasawa, Clyde Sugimoto, Wayne Iha and Pat Thompson.
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The 5th Annual Joint Memorial Services was held on Sunday, September 26, 2010, at the National Cemetery of the Pacific. This event is coordinated each year by the Oahu AJA Veterans Council to commemorate the four AJA military units of WWII: the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd RCT, the Military Intelligence Service, and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion.
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Photographers: Wayne Iha, Clyde Sugimoto, Pat Thompson and Gary Saito. Read more »
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The Oahu AJA Veterans Council’s fifth annual Joint Memorial Service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, September 26, 2010, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
The keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, adjutant general for the state of Hawaii since January 2003. Maj. Gen. Lee, a University of Hawaii graduate, was commissioned in May 1971. His career included command of the Army Reserve’s 100th Battalion/442nd Infantry from September 1988 to March 1991. Now, as state adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Lee directs the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard, State Civil Defense and the state Office of Veterans Services. Read more »
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In 1943, under Executive Order 9066, the US Army constructed the Honouliuli Internment Camp near Ewa, Oahu, for the detention of approximately 300 Hawai’i residents, most of whom were American citizens of Japanese ancestry, during WWII.
The Sons and Daughters of the 442 RCT hosted an audio-visual presentation about the Honouliuli Internment Camp experience, presented by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Resource Center. The Sons and Daughters of the 100th, MIS, and 1399 were invited to this social event.
When: August 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Kapiolani Community College, Naio Building Lab
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World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
August 8, 2010
The sons, daughters and friends who helped create the Honoring the Legacy exhibit at Central Pacific Bank are working with the National Park Service on an exhibit about World War II AJAs that will be part of the new USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center. Read more »
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The 442nd Regimental Combat Team
By: Heather Zane, granddaughter of George Goto, 232nd Engineer Co.
In this world there are very few people who change the world for the better. The men of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team are among these people. To be perfectly honest, I know very little about what these men went through. I wasn’t alive to meet the young soldiers who sacrificed so much for their country. I have only met the men that these soldiers grew to become. Read more »
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This year’s annual banquet honoring the veterans was held at the Pacific Beach Hotel on Sunday, March 28, 2010. The theme for the event was, “Sentimental Journey, a Musical Tribute to the 442nd RCT Veterans”. Over 700 veterans, families and friends attended the banquet.
442nd RCT, 67th Anniversary Banquet: Photo Collection
Photographers: Clyde Sugimoto, Wayne Iha, Terry Takaki, Lowell Thom. Click to view photos.. Read more »
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Ed Goto, 442nd RCT Veteran’s Club, Past President
People have different reasons for joining the Sons and Daughters (S&Ds). My wife, Genny, and I, started our journey by answering the call for help at the 50th Anniversary in 1993. S&Ds working together to make that entire event a success brought new friendships and a desire to continue working to preserve the legacy of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Read more »
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The December Board of Director’s Meeting for the 442 was held at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 7, 2009. The new officers for 2010 were sworn in:
- President: William Thompson
- 1st Vice President: Mits Honda
- 2nd Vice President: Noboru Kawamoto
- 3rd Vice President: Wade Wasano
- Secretary: Satoru Shikasho
- Treasurer: Masao Fujioka
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The Joint Memorial Service (JMS) organized by the Oahu AJA Veterans Council was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Sunday, November 27, 2009. The JMS honors those who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion.
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