WHO/WHAT:  The Japanese American soldiers who served in World War II as members of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion will be remembered and honored at the 12th annual Joint Memorial Service presented by Nisei Veterans Legacy. Ken Inouye, son of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, a 442nd RCT veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, will be the keynote speaker.

The annual observance is held on the Sunday closest to Sept. 29, the day in 1943 when Sgt. Shigeo “Joe” Takata of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) became the first Japanese American to be killed in combat in Europe.

WHEN/WHERE:  Sunday, Sept. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The service is open to the public.


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