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Hershey Miyamura and lifelong friend Joe Annello signed copies of Vincent Okamoto's book "Forged in Fire: The Saga of Hershey and Joe" during Nisei Week in 2012. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Miyamura to Lead Vets at Nisei Week Parade

Japanese American Korean War Veterans President Bacon Sakatani and Chairman …

Yoko and Paul Nakamura observe as Maj. Gen. Megan Tatu unveils a plaque dedicated to their late son, Sgt. Paul T. Nakamura, at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. (Photo by Bacon Sakatani)

Paul T. Nakamura Building Dedicated

By GWEN MURANAKA, Rafu English Editor-in-Chief
“For he today that sheds …

Kelly Kuwayama presenting President Harry Truman with a check contributed by members of the 442nd for the memorial to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Sept. 11, 1945

442nd Combat Medic Kuwayama Dies at 96; Saved Sen. Inouye’s Life in Po Valley Campaign

WASHINGTON — Yeiichi “Kelly” Kuwayama, combat medic with the 442nd Regimental …

Roger Eaton - Son In Law of 232nd Combat Engineer Company Veteran
Mitsuo Kunihiro - 442nd Regimental Combat Team Veteran and daughter
Linda Kunihiro
Ralph Kaneshiro - Millitary Intelligence Service Veteran and son
Johnathan Kaneshiro
Marianne Miyada
Don Miyada - 100th Infantry Battalion Veteran and daughter
Shirley Hibino - Daughters of Yukio Hibino - 522nd Field Artillery Battalion Veteran
June Hibino
Cedrick Shimo - 1800th Unit Veteran representing 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion

Go For Broke Monument’s 15th Anniversary Celebrated

By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer
On June 5, 1999, the …

Scholarship recipients Jingwen Yuan, Mckinzey Willis and Jesse Kempkes with Hiroshi Miyamura.

Hershey Miyamura Scholarships Awarded

GALLUP, N.M. — Korean War Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi “Hershey” …

Don Miyada (Photo courtesy of Diana Long)

Nisei Veteran to Receive Diploma from Newport HS

NEWPORT BEACH — The graduating seniors of Newport Harbor High …

Architectural rendering of the National Museum of the U.S. Army. (Army Museum Foundation)

JAVA Seeking Donations of Artifacts to National Museum of U.S. Army

WASHINGTON — The Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) is working …

Sen. Mazie Hirono speaks during debate on the immigration reform legislation.

Hirono Statement on Hawaii VA Wait Times

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), a member of the …

Go For Broke National Education Center's 2013 monument anniversary observance.

15th Anniversary of Go For Broke Monument on June 7

Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) celebrates the 15th …

JAVA Executive Director Gerald Yamada (Rafu Shimpo photo)

JAVA: Shinseki Faced ‘Insurmountable Burden’

WASHINGTON – Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) President Gerald Yamada …

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