Monday, May 29, 2006
happy memorial day

Much respect to those soldiers and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, but especially those who are frequently ignored by the mainstream press and the American public. It's a sad thought, but in all likelihood, my generation will be the last to meet and talk in person with veterans of America's last "good war", WWII.

Some WWII veteran groups that I believe need special attention:

-Chinese American veterans, like Seattle's own local Cathay Post 186, fought bravely and often faced discrimination as they did their duty as soldiers, grounds crewmen, and pilots (like Frank Fong). Did you know Chinese Americans fought even in the American Civil War? Meet Mr. Joseph Pierce.

-Japanese American veterans, the Nisei and Kibei of the 100th/442nd RCT, and the MIS, whose awe-inspiring story of courage and service despite the injustice of the internment concentration camps and whose "Rescue of the Lost Battalion" has already inspired two different movie projects - Only The Brave (finished) and Little Iron Men (in progress).

-Filipino American vets from WWII, many who despite their service are barred from receiving combat benefits and citizenship.


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