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MIS Nisei Linguists

A historic event is taking shape along the Potomac River just outside of Washington, D.C. A magnificent state-of-the-art facility is being built as a national landmark to honor America’s Soldiers, preserve the history of America’s oldest military branch, and educate all Americans about the Army’s role in our nation’s development.

The National Museum of the U.S. Army will serve as the capstone of the Army Museum System and provide the only comprehensive portrayal of Army history and traditions. The Museum will celebrate the selfless service and sacrifice of over 30 million men and women who have worn the Army uniform since 1775.

Among those Soldiers were six thousand Americans of Japanese ancestry who waged war against their parents’ homeland in World War II, then helped rebuild Japan as a modern democracy and stalwart U.S. ally. Most of them were Nisei, U.S.-born children of immigrants, who served with the Military Intelligence Service. From Guadalcanal and the Aleutians to Burma and China, from New Guinea and Tarawa to the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, they used their knowledge of the enemy’s language, culture and psyche to help shorten the war and save countless lives. They served with every major Army, Marine Corps and Allied command as interpreters, translators, interrogators, electronic eavesdroppers, propagandists, spies, cave flushers, spies and combat infantrymen.

The achievements of these Nisei linguists were classified for decades and often went undocumented. To ensure that their story is not forgotten, your donation will help to purchase a unit tribute plaque dedicated to those Nisei linguists at the National Museum of the United States Army.

Your contribution will take us one step closer to making the MIS tribute and the Museum a reality.


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