442 RCT/Nisei Veteran Events

2010 Joint Memorial Service

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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2010 Joint Memorial Service, SD Update

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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Honouliuli Event

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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USS Arizona Memorial Museum, AJA Exhibit

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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Joint Memorial Service 2009

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.

Photos provided by Clyde Sugimoto & Wayne Iha.  Click to view photos of the event…

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