The first step to installing a permanent exhibit at the Interisland Terminal was completed today. Ongoing is the exhibit’s design which will showcase the legacy of the Nisei: their accomplishments during World War II and their contributions to modern day Hawaii.
The location is adjacent to the Hawaiian Airlines’ airport lounge.
Volunteers in the photo include (left to right): HarlanYuhara, Clayton Ito, Jonathan Ego, Glenn Goya, Irvin Yoshino and Reid Mizue (committee chair).
Medal of Honor Recipient George T. Sakato Passes Away at 94 Earned Nation's Highest Award for Valor during WWII
George Taro “Joe” Sakato, a private in Company E, Third Platoon, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, passed away on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 in Denver, Colorado at the age of 94. George was the last living WWII Nisei Medal of Honor recipient.
Honorary Consul of France in Hawaii, Guillaume Maman, will award his country’s highest decoration – La Légion d’honneur – to nine nisei veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team for their courageous and heroic acts in France during World War II. These nine Hawaii residents are: Roy Fujii, Richard Hamasaki, Tokuo Chester Murai, George Muramaru, Masaru “Biggie” Nakakura, Clarence Y. Tamayori, George “Rocky” Tanna, Harold Ueoka, and Mamoru “Flint” Yonashiro.