A Tribute to Veterans Day
Second Thursdays at NJAHS: Film screening and program. Thursday, November 11, 2010. 5:30 - 7:00 PM in the NJAHS Peace Gallery.
Date: Thursday November 11, 2010
Film Screening: Prejudice and Patriotism
Executive Producers: MIS NorCal. Narrated by: Ken Kashiwahara. With an introduction by Colin Powell. By Chris Kobayashi and Calvin Roberts. A narrative of rare oral history excerpts documenting the Japanese American Military Intelligence Service experience of World War II. (1998, 42 Min.)
Speaker: Cpt. Frank Masuoka USA Ret.
Grew up in Sebastopol, CA until his family was relocated to Amache, Colorado Internment Camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. On December 12, 1942 Frank volunteered for the Language School located at Camp Savage, Minnesota. After graduating from the Language School and Basic Training, Frank was assigned to the 7th Infantry Division of the United States Army. One of Frank’s highlights during his service was at the battle of Okinawa. Frank and a fellow interpreter went into a cave where a Japanese Commander and his remaining forces were holding out. Frank was able to convince the Commander and his remaining forces to surrender. For this action alone, Frank was awarded the Silver Star Medal, in November 1945.