Club 100 veterans in 1947 on Maui when the Reverend Israel Yost, Battalion Chaplain, paid a post-war visit to the Valley Isle.

Interview with Julie Checkoway

Best-selling author of the acclaimed “The Three-Year Swim Club” will be keynote speaker at NVMC Annual Dinner. Photo: Pachi Tsukano, original member ofthe 3YSC, in 2008, shows Checkoway what he ate for breakfast back in the day at Camp 5.

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442nd Regimental Combat Team: A Tribute and Journey of Maui Internment Camps

Baldwin High School students win multiple awards in the District, State and National levels at the 2017 National History Day Competition.

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OSD - Battle of Belvedere

The battle that brought the men internationalfame (Combat Chaplain, Yost, p. 178) was theBattle of Belvedere.

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National Order of the Legion of Honor Inductees

For their contributions in freeing the French people from German occupation during WorldWar II, they were recently awarded France’shighest order of merit.

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The Three-Year Swim Club, Book-signing Saturday Nov 18, 2PM, Barnes & Nobel, Lahaina

NVMC NVMC Mission

The NVMC ignites human potential by inspiring people to find the hero in themselves through the legacy of the Nisei Veterans.


NISEI VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER ANNOUNCES PART II of ONE PUKA-PUKA: THE PURPLE HEART BATTALION” EXHIBIT

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (NVMC) announces their upcoming exhibit, PART II of One Puka-Puka: The Purple Heart Battalion. The exhibit will be open to the public from October 13, 2017 –to December 16, 2017, Monday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. to –4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is funded in part by the County of Maui Office of Economic Development.

2017 marks the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate). It was formed six months following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The Battalion was comprised almost entirely of Nisei (second generation Japanese) from Hawaii, who were members of the 298th and 299th National Guard units and was the first group of Japanese Americans to see combat in WWII.

Part II of the “One Puka Puka: The Purple Heart Battalion” will cover the stories of the 100th IFB’s exploits from Anzio to the capture of Rome and onto Leghorn (Livorno) where the Battalion was officially attached to the 442nd RCT. Featured in this exhibit is the Battle of Belvedere where the 100th IFB upset an SS unit, resulting in their being awarded a Presidential Unit Citation.

The photograph above was taken of the Club 100 veterans in 1947 on Maui when the Reverend Israel Yost, Battalion Chaplain, paid a post-war visit to the Valley Isle. During the visit, Chaplain Yost gave his “Step Off the Road and Let the Dead Pass By” sermon at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery. This and other memorabilia will be on display during the exhibit.

NVMC’s mission is to ignite the potential in people by inspiring them to find the hero in themselves through the legacy of the Nisei Veterans.

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is a non-profit organization that aspires to a world where people act selflessly for the greater good. NVMC owns and manages an intergenerational campus on Go For Broke Place in Kahului that serves as a home for Kansha Preschool, Maui Adult Day Care Center’s Oceanview facility, the Stanley Izumigawa Pavilion and the NVMC Education Center.

For more information contact: Deidre Tegarden Office: 808/ 244-6862 deidre@nvmc.org.