• The National WWII Museum
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Tom Graves presents "Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea"

6:00 pm Presentation and Q&A | 7:15 pm Book Signing

In their own words, Nisei veterans recount their battles against wartime suspicion and racism, and of overcoming them with courage and patriotism. Writer and photographer Tom Graves spent a decade with the Nisei (Japanese American) soldiers of World War II and the Korean War, determined to share their unlikely story. At first denigrated and mistrusted, Nisei veterans — now in their 80s and 90s — earned the praise of a nation, and ultimately, a Congressional Gold Medal. The most decorated US military unit in history, they fought while their families were interned in bleak American prison camps during World War II. Twice Heroes earned the prestigious 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award in History. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.

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Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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