BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4879@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20150117T000000Z DTEND:20150630T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<em>Tom Graves\, nationally recognized author of the award winn ing book Twice Heroes: America&rsquo\;s Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea w ill exhibit portraits and interviews of Bay Area veterans at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)\, in a three-pronged salute to Nisei v eterans entitled Twice Heroes and More. The exhibit opens January 17\, 201 5 and runs through May 31\, 2015. Six new portraits and interviews of loca l WWII and Korean War veterans will be on display for the first time.</em> \n<em>\n Many of these veterans\, now in their 90s\, volunteered from the desolate War Relocation Center prison camps that held their families durin g WWII. Those who joined the 100th BN/442nd RCT went on to become part of the most decorated American military unit for its size and length of servi ce. Twenty-one were ultimately awarded the Medal of Honor. Recently\, the WWII Nisei veterans were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal\, our nation &rsquo\;s highest civilian honor. The lesser-known story of those who serv ed in Korea will also be featured in the exhibit.\n \n In addition\, the a mazing models of Nisei soldiers crafted by Rian Ebesugawa of Seattle will also be on display. Five figures representing a soldier in WWII dress unif orm\, one in 442nd battle gear\, an MIS soldier\, a medic and a Korean War soldier in winter battle gear will be featured.\n \n Finally\, an album w hich contains many of the poignant letters WWII Nisei soldiers wrote back to members of the Crusaders will be shown for the first time. The Crusader s were a group of young women in the WWII confinement camps who wrote to N isei soldiers to boost their spirits. The group was organized by Yuri Koch iyama\, who later became a civil rights icon.\n \n Author Graves and many of the veterans will be present at the opening event Saturday\, January 17 \, 2015\, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. </em>\n<em>Twice Heroes and More\, is hosted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj). The museum showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits on more than a centur y of Japanese American history\, emphasizing the Greater Bay Area.\n </em> \n<em>The event is open to the public with regular museum admission. The b ook\, Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea</em> \, is available for purchase at the museum store.\n\nThe admission to the museum for nonmembers\, $5\; students and seniors over age 65\, $3\; JAMsj membe rs and children under 12\, free.\n\nContact <a href="mailto:PublicPrograms @jamsj.org">PublicPrograms@jamsj.org</a> or call (408) 294-3138 for more i nformation. SUMMARY:JAPANESE AMERICAN VETERANS OF WWII AND KOREA HONORED IN EXHIBIT URL:/en/events/2015/01/17/japanese-american-veterans-of-wwii-and-korea-hono r/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR