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Pacom chief salutes Japanese-American World War II vets

HONOLULU, Dec. 6, 2016 — Japanese-Americans served and fought valiantly for the United States during World War II, demonstrating bravery and loyalty in the face of hostility and discrimination, shaping the nation we live in today, according to the commander of U.S. Pacific Command.

Speaking yesterday at the “Fighting Two Wars” tribute to Japanese-American veterans of World War II, Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. said the veterans, known in Japanese as Nisei, or second generation, established a distinguished record of battlefield courage and achievement.

“The Nisei warriors literally shaped our military and our nation,” Harris said at the event at the Hawaii Convention Center here that is part of the events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack… Read more here.

Source: US Pacific Command

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