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WWII Japanese American Veterans Reunite in Las Vegas

Every year, WWII veterans from the 442nd Regiment of the U.S. Army, Company G, reunite in Las Vegas.  But unlike most other veterans, these men are Japanese American.  And they fought for the U.S. while we were at war with Japan, and while the U.S. government sent their families to internment camps.  They went on to become the most decorated regiment in U.S. history for its size.  KNPR's Irene Noguchi visited the 442nd - one of the Army's few WWII segregated units - to ask them about the moral dilemma of fighting for the same country interning their families, and why they continue these reunions 70 years after the war.
 
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Katsumi Hikido, veteran, 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the U.S. Army, Company G
Bones Fujimoto, veteran, 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the U.S. Army, Company G


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