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By Michelle Phipps-Evans This month Asian Fortune is introducing a new column that explores news, views and cues in the exciting political sphere. The column will touch on the three branches of the federal government, state-level political tidbits, little known historical facts, and on occasion, a dose of gossip. Amendments to Bring Filipino WWII Vets Closer to Family Reunification Stall …

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2014 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage Looking for WWII Veterans

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The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation announces its Annual Pilgrimage, with the focus of honoring the service of veterans to the country. With the theme of “Honoring Selfless Service” this year’s events will recognize soldiers who were incarcerated at Heart Mountain during World War II. The events will take place at the Heart Mountain World War II Japanese American Confinement Site …

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US STAMPS HONOR SEN. INOUYE, SAKATO, OTHER WWII HEROES

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Photos by JLI Washington, D.C.–The US Postal Service unveiled two commemorative stamps honoring the nation’s Army and Navy Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients at an emotion-filled ceremony, held on November 11 on Veterans Day in this capital. Two of the honorees were the late US Senator Daniel K. Inouye, who was represented by his widow, and …

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Vietnamese Americans, Exposed to Agent Orange, Suffer in Silence

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By Ngoc Nguyen Originally published on September 15 on www.newamericamedia.org SAN JOSE — After his eighth round of chemo, Trai Nguyen is exhausted, his body ravaged. The 60-year-old has a rare and aggressive form of cancer that he believes resulted from his contact with the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. His doctors believe his cancer may now be …

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WWII Veteran Terry Shima Awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal

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By Lieutenant Janelle Kuroda, JAG Corps, U.S. Navy WASHINGTON—President Obama awarded World War II veteran Terry T. Shima the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation’s second-highest civilian award, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 15, 2013. Shima was one of 18 recipients of the medal, hand-selected by the President from over 6,000 candidates …

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AsianAmerica: Dateline News for the Asian American Community

By Mary Tablante Japanese American Veterans Honored New Orleans, LA—To spread the story of Japanese-American veterans, the Congressional Gold Medal that was collectively given to Japanese Americans who served in World War II is on a yearlong tour, starting Jan. 11 at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Irene Hirano Inouye, widow of the late Sen. Daniel …

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Aloha ‘Oe, Fond Farewell from the Community

Floyd Mori, former national executive director emeritus, Japanese American Citizen Alliance: As a young Mormon missionary back in 1959, when walking down the Main Street in Hilo, Hawaii, I ran into this distinguished gentleman with one arm. He was quick to shake my hand and tell me how his mother on Oahu often invited the Elders in for a cool …

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