100th, 442nd and MIS to be featured at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans
The National World War II Museum (formerly
the D-Day Museum) in New Orleans announced its plans with the National
Veterans Network to incorporate the stories of the 100th Infantry
Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence
Service into their upcoming exhibits.
Scheduled to open on January 12,
2013, the new U.S. Freedom Pavilion: Boeing Center will showcase Senator
Daniel Inouye, Samuel Hayakawa, Sparky Matsunaga in a interactive
exhibit of WWII veterans who later served in United States Congress.
All 21 Japanese Americans who received the Medal of Honor will be part
of an interactive exhibit that honors all World War II Medal of Honor
Additionally, oral histories of Masaji Inoshita, Yukio
Kawamoto and Jimmy Kanaya will be featured as one of many who
contributed to victory in World War II.
NVN was most pleased to learn
that a special exhibit on the Japanese American Experience in World War
II, featuring the war time service of the 100th, 442nd, MIS, 1399, WAC,
is being planned for 2014.
The National Veterans Network will work
closely with the National WWII Museum to offer support and resources for
this special exhibit.
For more information about the National WWII
Museum, visit their web site at http://www.nationalww2museum.org.