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Special thanks to Ken Hayashi who is one of our $500 sponsors!! Thanks Ken for your donation !! Ken is a Vietnam Vet himself and is very active in Japanese American Veteran Community. His son Cory is also very involved with Nisei Week and other community services as well. #goforbrokespirit
If you are traveling through or live in central California come and visit the Go For Broke National Education Centers traveling exhibit “Courage and Compassion.” It is currently in Kingsburg CA just south of Fresno. They have a wonderful historic park so please stop in and say hello… Nisei #442nd vet Robert Yano is here all the time and would love to see you! I also want to thank Robert Yano and Roy Deguchi for participating in the next GFBS Book. Also a big shout out to Dave Meyer and friends who stayed open late so we could finish our shoot ! http://kingsburghistoricalpark.org/
Robert Yano, 442nd, E Co at Kingsburg Historical Park in Kingsburg, CA
Masato “Mauch” Yamashita, considered for years as “Mister Baseball” in Lodi, CA has become something of a legendary figure in the annals of Japanese American baseball. Sent to a concentration camp at Rohwer, Arkansas at the beginning of World War II, Yamashita volunteered for the 442nd Infantry Combat Team and fought for the United States, seeing some of the toughest action of the war in Europe. He played baseball and eventually coached the Lodi JACL Templars. When Yamashita passed away at the age of 86 in 2011, he left behind an endowment fund to fund Japanese League baseball in Lodi. Masato Mauch Yamashita Field was named for him in 2002.
We were interviewed for NBC Bay Area ! Tune in this Sunday 1/14/18 for Asian Pacific America (@asianpacificamerica) hosted by Robert Handa (@rhandanbc) to hear Shane Sato and Robert Horsting talk about The Go For Broke Spirit book. Karen Korematsu of Fred T. Korematsu Institute (@fredkorematsu) also appears on the program as well. It airs at 5 am but will repeat later and of course once we get a link, we will post it. Thank you Robert for the interview !
Busy day up here in Northern California ! Swipe through to see the three veterans we photographed today. Hiroshi Kaku in Walnut Creek , 442nd RCT, Anti-tank Co. He served for 21 years and still fits in his uniform! George Shimizu of Walnut Creek ... M I S member. Great talking with him ... still very witty !! Finally we ended up in Sacramento meetingTom Okubo 343rd Engineer Regiment C Co.
The first photo shoot road trip of 2018 got off to a rough start as Shane got stuck in two traffic accidents and traffic jams caused delays in even clearing the gravity of Los Angeles. Once on the road. We only had to deal with changing weather, but also had to reschedule the veteran appts. Today we are in San Jose, CA
Please join us in expressing our condolences to Paul Taira and the Fujii extended family, for the loss of Uncle Ralph, a 442nd RCT, Co E veteran. At 95 years young, he lived a full life (Still enjoyed dancing once a week!) and knew the warmth of a loving family. Thank you Uncle Ralph for sharing your story. RIP Ralph Fujii Oct. 25, 1922 - Dec. 30, 2017
Visit St Francis Xavier (Maryknoll) Festival's Craft Fair today till 3 pm. Shane Sato will be here with copies of The Go For Broke Spirit. 222 Hewitt St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
All the Kickstarter books have been shipped except for the $500 level - those are awaiting signatures from veterans so we will get those out to you as soon as we can ! We start packing website orders today !