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OUR MISSION

The mission of the Nisei Veterans Legacy is to preserve, perpetuate and share the legacy of Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJA) who served in the U.S. armed forces in World War II: the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion.

We are committed to ensuring that future generations learn Hawaii’s story of the Nisei soldier legacy as we honor the four World War II units and the men who served in them from throughout our island state.

We are committed to sharing their remarkable life stories, from plantation villages to military service, their driving force behind Statehood and how they re-shaped the social, political and economic fabric of our islands into the vibrant state it is today.

Who We Are

The Nisei Veterans Legacy (NVLC), incorporated in 2012, is a non-profit organization as defined under Section 501c3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

It is working in partnership with veterans and descendants of:

  • 100th Infantry Battalion
  • 442nd Regimental Combat Team
  • Military Intelligence Service
  • 1399 Engineer Construction Battalion

The NVLC also has the support of the following veteran organizations:

  • 100th Infantry Battalion Legacy Organization
  • 442nd Regimental Combat Team Foundation

 

Our Board

Name Wesley Deguchi
Position President
Name James Nakatani
Position Vice President
Name Juanita Allen
Position Secretary
Name Glenn Goya
Position Treasurer
Name Lynn Heirakuji
Position Director
Name George Arine
Position Director
Name Phyllis Hironaka
Position Director