Documentary on Nisei Soldiers to Air on ABC7

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ABC7 in Los Angeles will air news anchor David Ono’s documentary on the famed “Go For Broke” 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 9:30 p.m.

The half-hour special will be repeated on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 12 noon.

Part of the documentary was shown by Ono the Go For Broke National Education Center’s “Evening of Aloha” on Nov. 5 at the Beverly Hilton. The event was a celebration of the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Nisei soldiers of World War II in Washington, D.C. earlier that week.

David Ono

Ono traveled to Europe to interview people in France and Italy whose towns were liberated from the Nazis by the 100th/442nd. The accomplishments of the Nisei are still celebrated today, particularly in the French town of Bruyeres.

The documentary also covers the accomplishments of the Nisei linguists of the Military Intelligence Service in the Pacific, as well as the Tuskegee Airmen and the Navajo Code Talkers. The Congressional Gold Medal has now been presented to segregated Japanese American, African American and Native American units of World War II.

Ono is the co-anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4 and 6 p.m. He was won eight Emmy Awards and 19 nominations.

Since joining ABC7 in 1996, Ono has into the jungles of Central America to report on drug runners, reported on a foiled terrorist plot to bring down the Eiffel Tower, covered the immediate aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, and returned to New Orleans for a series of special reports one year later on the anniversary of the hurricane strike.

He has also interviewed President Obama and trained with FBI agents and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau for a series of reports.

To view the documentary online, go to:

http://search.abclocal.go.com/search/client?st=kabc&type=v&q=nisei&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

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