A Hero’s Story


honor and sacrifice“Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story” was screened May 9 at the Japanese American National Museum. Matsumoto, who died last year just short of his 101st birthday, served with the famed Merrill’s Marauders during World War II in Burma, where he used his Japanese language skills and military training to save his battalion. One of his brothers also fought for the U.S., but the other three served in the Japanese military, and his parents and sisters were living in Hiroshima when it was bombed. Associate producer Karen Matsumoto, his daughter, and producer Lucy Ostrander discussed the film and signed copies of the DVD after the screening. Also present was producer, director of photography, writer and editor Don Sellers. For more information, visit www.honordoc.com. (Photo by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)



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