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Bataan Death March Veteran and Leader Dies at 100

posted by Randall

Ramon Regalado

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Reuhlig

A California man who fought for the Philippine Scouts under the U.S. Army in World War II and who survived the infamous Bataan Death March has died at the age of 100, reports the Independent.
 
Ramon Regalado was among tens of thousands of Filipino soldiers captured in … Read more

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San Francisco Ignores Controversy. Accepts Comfort Women Statue

posted by Randall
Comfort Women SF

Photo by Kevin Lee

Despite continued protest from Japan, the City of San Francisco officially accepted the Comfort Women Statue this week, reported the BBC.

Mayor Ed Lee signed the paperwork the same week the City of Osaka in Japan officially broke its sister city relationship with the city by the Bay in protest.… Read more

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AARP to Buy 1,000 Filipino American Vets Congressional Gold Medal Replicas

posted by Randall

Filipino American Congressional Gold Medal and AARPAARP has announced it is purchasing 1,000 replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino American veterans during World War II.

One of the highest civilian honors in the United States, the medal was awarded to recognize the bravery of Filipino soldiers who answered President Roosevelt’s call for service.

260,000 Filipino soldiers and guerillas answered … Read more

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Oct 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Filipino American WWII Vets Presented with Congressional Gold Medal

Filipino American WWII Vets Presented with Congressional Gold Medal

posted by Len Patel

Congressional Gold Medal
Filipino veteran Celestino Almeda, 100

Updated by Sarah Jackson with contributions from Views from the Edge

It’s been a long time coming.

This morning, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate presented a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Filipino veterans of World War II for their service and sacrifice during the war.

100-year-old Filipino … Read more

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California Schools to Teach Students Connections between Incarceration of Japanese Americans and Current Threats

posted by Randall
Incarceration camp family by Dorothea Lange

DOROTHEA LANGE
This photo is part of the exhibit that will be on display to mark the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066. By Dorothea Lange

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would draw connections for students and the public between today’s political climate and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.… Read more

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Sep 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on What Fil Am Vets Need to Do to Get their Congressional Gold Medal

What Fil Am Vets Need to Do to Get their Congressional Gold Medal

posted by Randall

Filipino American VetsAfter decades of being ignored, Filipino American vets will formally receive the recognition that has been long overdue for more than 70 years.

The Congressional Gold Medal will be presented to these veterans for their service during World War II on October 25.

The medal which is said to have a monetary value of $29,000 … Read more

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Jun 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese American WWI Veteran Gets Headstone 75 Years Later

Japanese American WWI Veteran Gets Headstone 75 Years Later

posted by Randall
World War I

U.S. soldiers March in WWI

We’ve heard a lot of late of the contributions of Japanese Americans who fought for the 442nd Infantry Regiment, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligent Service.
 
But did you know there were Japanese Americans who not only fought for the United States in World War I, but were … Read more

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Jun 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 92-year-old woman granted high school diploma 74 years after Japanese incarceration

92-year-old woman granted high school diploma 74 years after Japanese incarceration

posted by Olivia Wolf
Tule Lake Jail

Tule Lake

In 1943, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was sent to a Japanese incarceration camp in California at the age of 17—right before her graduation from Vashon Island High School, reports K5. On Saturday, 74 years later, the high school finally issued her a diploma.

Matsuda Gruenewald was a high achieving student and a member … Read more

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Filipino American to Receive Congressional Gold Medal. Push for Chinese American Veteran Launched

posted by Randall

Filipino WWII Veterans

File photo of Filipino American veterans

A Filipino American veteran this weekend will receive one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, the Congressional Gold Medal.
 

KING-TV reports Julian Nichols will be honored for his role in helping to free 500 American prisoners from the Cabanatuan prison camp in the Philippines in 1945.
 
Nichols … Read more

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Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

posted by Randall

Santa Anita Assembly Center1The traumatic experience of being incarcerated behind barbed wire for simply being Japanese is still a tough subject to talk about for some who lived through it .

200 Japanese Americans held a reunion at the Santa Anita Racetrack this past weekend to renew friendships and relive memories.

They were imprisoned there before being transferred … Read more

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