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Medal of Honor Recipient George Joe Sakato passes

Posted on December 28, 2015

George Joe Sakato, Medal of Honor recipient and Honorary Chairman of JAVA, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2015 at his home in Denver, Colorado

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Ben Kuroki Passes

Posted on September 6, 2015

Ben Kuroki, legendary aerial gunner during World War II and JAVA Life Member, passed away on September 1, 2015, in Camarillo, California.

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Commonwealth of Virginia Commends Japanese American Veterans of World War II

Posted on February 26, 2015

The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia presented a resolution to members of the Japanese American Veterans Association.

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Dick S. Hamada to be inducted in Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame

Posted on February 26, 2015

Dick S. Hamada of Honolulu, a JAVA Life Member, has been accepted for induction into the Army’s Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame. Press release courtesy of the Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii.

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Adam Schiff to receive high JAVA’s Courage, Honor, Patriotism Award

Posted on February 13, 2015

California U.S. Representative Adam Schiff will receive the Japanese American Veterans Association’s (JAVA) Courage, Honor, Patriotism Award at its Spring quarterly luncheon.

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Day of Remembrance at the Smithsonian Museum on February 19, 2014

Posted on February 19, 2014

On February 19th, 2014, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History held a ceremony marking the return of the Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal.

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Feature Article -Congressional Gold Medal for members of 442nd RCT, 100th Bn, and MIS


Click here to see what took place in Washington, DC 1-3 Nov 2011 to honor the members of the 442nd RCT, 100th Bn, and the Military Intelligence Service.

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Regional organizations are hosting  Congressional Gold Medal events around the country.  See the Calendar events below.



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Robert F. Nannini (OR)

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CAPT Homer Yasui, USNR (Ret) and Miyuki (OR)

 Regional organizations are holding  Congressional Gold Medal programs as per schedule below:


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