BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4221@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20130518T000000Z DTEND:20130518T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Former U.S. Cadet Nurse Aiko "Grace" Obata Amemiya will speak a bout her experiences serving in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World Wa r II. Born and raised in Northern California\, Grace was student at the Un iversity of California School of Nursing when the U.S. declared war on Jap an. Like over 110\,000 other Japanese Americans\, Grace and her family wer e forcibly removed from their home and incarcerated at the Turlock Assembl y Center and later at the Gila River Relocation Center. She continued to w ork as a nurse's aide at both Turlock and Gila River.\n\nIn February 1943\ , Grace was able to leave camp and continue her nursing studies at St. Mar y's University in Rochester\, Minnesota. She was then able to enlist in th e U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps and served proudly for six months at Shick Genera l Army Hospital in Clinton\, Iowa. Ms. Amemiya will speak about her servic e in this very special program.\n\nFree with Museum admission.&nbsp\;Reser vations recommended to rsvp@janm.org or213.625.0414 at least 48 hours prio r.&nbsp\;<a href="http://www.janm.org/" target="_blank">www.janm.org</a>\n \nLearn about Nisei Cadet Nurses in&nbsp\;<em>Nisei Cadet Nurse: Patriotis m in Spite of Prejudice</em>&nbsp\;which tells the story of 19 Japanese Am erican women.&nbsp\;<a href="http://janmstore.com/151056.html" target="_bl ank">Purchase&nbsp\;<em>Nisei Cadet Nurse</em>&nbsp\;from the Museum Store &gt\;&gt\;</a>\n\nIn conjunction with the exhibition&nbsp\;<a href="http: //www.janm.org/exhibits/americanheroes/">American Heroes: Japanese America n World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal</a> SUMMARY:Nisei Servicewomen in World War II URL:/en/events/2013/05/18/nisei-servicewomen-in-world-war-ii/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR