100th Infantry Battalion Veterans aka Club 100

100th Infantry Battalion Veterans aka Club 100 This FB page is the personal one of a relative of 100th and 1399th veterans. It is not affiliated with or authorized by any WWII AJA veterans organiizations. The opinions expressed are solely those of the administrator
The 100th Wine Gang consisted of World War II veterans from the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Army Reservists from the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment and their friends and family who used to get together every Thursday for lunch at the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Clubhouse.

This FB page is administed by Wine Gang members. It is not an official publication of the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans organization nor is it endorsed or sponsored by the organization. The posts do not reflect the views of the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans organizations or its members.

Mission: To educate the public about the WWII Japanese American veterans and to have good fun

Students can win $100 from GFBNEC by entering their essay contest about the AJA World War II veterans who were awarded t...
02/28/2020

Students can win $100 from GFBNEC by entering their essay contest about the AJA World War II veterans who were awarded the Medal of Honor like Sadao Munemori from the 100th

Private First Class Sadao Munemori was awarded the Medal of Honor immediately following his selfless sacrifice to men. On April 5, 1945 at the Gothic Line, Munemori made a frontal, one-man attack through heavy fire and took out two machine gun nests. As Munemori returned to take cover with two squad members, a live grenade bounced off his helmet and rolled towards his comrades. Without hesitation, he dove on the grenade and smothered the blast with his own body. By his heroic action, he saved the lives of two men at the cost of his own. He was four months away from his 23rd birthday. 🇺🇸

To celebrate Medal of Honor Day in March, we’re giving away $100 to one eligible high school or college student with this prompt: What does the Nisei Medal of Honor legacy of courage, bravery or sacrifice mean to you?

HOW TO ENTER ON INSTAGRAM:

1) Choose one Medal of Honor Nisei veteran. Learn their story, their act of bravery/sacrifice, and the lessons of their service by researching goforbroke.org and additional resources.
2) Choose one to ten photos to upload in one post on Instagram.
3) Follow @gfbnec and use the hashtag #GFBNECStudentContest enter by end of day on March 20, 2020.
4) If we get five submissions in the next five days, we will receive a $50 matching donation, courtesy of Ryan Kawamoto, grandson of a Nisei veteran!

What I don’t understand is why day cares and afterschool programs for elementary age children will remain open?
02/27/2020
The Japan Times

What I don’t understand is why day cares and afterschool programs for elementary age children will remain open?

Prime Minister Abe has asked all elementary, middle and high schools nationwide to close starting next week Monday.

02/26/2020
Paste Magazine

Happy Tuesday from our friend, Jake

Watch Jake Shimabukuro live at Paste Studio NYC!

02/26/2020
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The incredible words of World War II Navajo Code Talker who explains that sending a message in Navajo from one Code Talker to another took only 20 seconds, way less than the 30 minutes to send an English morse code messagez

Peter MacDonald Sr. is one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers. On the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, he explains what made the “unbreakable” code so effective, and how it helped save lives and secure victory in the Pacific. An Unbreakable Code

02/25/2020
Project Nightfall

Not vet related but many in the ‘ohana are concerned over travelling to China, Japan or Korea. When you see real numbers, you may see things a lot differently

This video needs to be seen by everyone because people are scared. Fake news, fearmongering, racism and a lot of misinformation: it's rapidly spreading around the social media.

Follow HYPER HUMANS (by Project Nightfall) and lets talk!

Let's base our decisions on numbers, facts and compassion towards each other. That will help us battle the virus more efficiently.

20% off the novel “Becoming American” which features a character who joins the 100th.  If you don’t want to buy your own...
02/24/2020

20% off the novel “Becoming American” which features a character who joins the 100th. If you don’t want to buy your own copy, author Callie Trautmiller donated a signed book to the 100th library

One week left for 20% off through the following link:
https://callietrautmiller.com/camp-manzanar/

02/24/2020
Nichi Bei Foundation

It’s Joy Teraoka on the giant screen! She is the widow of 100th veteran, Dr. Denis Teraoka

#ForJoy at Films of Remembrance San Jose, moderated by San Jose Taiko co-founder Roy Hirabayashi.

Out friend Hanako Wakatsuki is this month’s Hawaii Herald covergirl!
02/24/2020
The Hawai‘i Herald

Out friend Hanako Wakatsuki is this month’s Hawaii Herald covergirl!

New issue is up at www.TheHawaiiHerald.com, featuring lead story on Minidoka War Relocation Center and a Chief of Interpretation and Education, dedicated to E.O. 9066 never happening again. See also March's NGN TV Program Guide and Movie Schedule, along with featured columnists: Dear Frances, My Hawaii, Estate Planning Insights and much more.

Enter before February 27 to win
02/23/2020

Enter before February 27 to win

We are giving away ANOTHER pair of tickets to the Honolulu Festival's Friendship Gala! 🤩

To enter:
🔹 LIKE our page @HonoluluFestival
🔹 COMMENT below what you're most excited to see at this year's Honolulu Festival
🔹 For EXTRA entries, tag your friends in the comments!

Good luck, foodie lovers! 🍲🍧🍱

Winner will be chosen and announced on Thursday, February 27. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook.

Today is just a Joy-ful day!
02/23/2020
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

Today is just a Joy-ful day!

"The documentary’s message, Saporiti said..is for viewers to 'take an interest in history. Ask your grandparents and neighbors about the lives they’ve led and take their stories to heart.'

'I first was made aware of Joy Teraoka and her singing at Heart Mountain during WWII when I was living in Wyoming,' Saporiti revealed. 'I had made a few trips to the museum at Heart Mountain and was curious to learn more about this picture they had on display of a jazz band.'

'I often say Joy is like my Japanese grandma,' Saporiti says in the movie."

https://www.nichibei.org/2020/02/film-uncovers-little-known-story-of-music-in-camp-by-incarcerated-nikkei/

No-No Boy is performing in San Francisco today and brought along the Hello Kitty that 100th President Annette Kabasawa g...
02/23/2020

No-No Boy is performing in San Francisco today and brought along the Hello Kitty that 100th President Annette Kabasawa gave them at last year’s Las Vegas Mini-Reunion.

In San Francisco to perform at the films of remembrance festival this weekend, commemorating when FDR signed executive order 9066 incarcerating 120,000 Japanese Americans into 10 American concentration camps in 1942. I’m always humbled to sing songs for events like these especially in SF Japantown where I really started researching the subject in 2015 and formed relationships with the community here, learning a lot more about Asian American culture and history in general. This @hellokitty in the photo is a constant No-No Boy tour companion. She is Nisei Nurse Kitty and represents the many Japanese American women who served in WWII. She has been at every show we have played since we got her at a WWII 442nd & 100th reunion in Las Vegas we were invited to perform at last year. A small on stage tribute to folks and the many histories we are well served to remember.
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#japantown #sanfrancisco #hellokitty #nissei #nurse #ww2 #veteran #asianamerican #history

Older people and those with chronic medical conditions are encouraged to see their health care providers before travelli...
02/23/2020
U.S. raises travel alert to Japan due to 'community spread' of virus

Older people and those with chronic medical conditions are encouraged to see their health care providers before travelling to Japan in light of the travel alert being raised to 2 from 1

The U.S. State Department on Saturday called for "increased caution" when traveling to Japan, escalating the alert to level 2 on the four-level advisory scale amid reports that a new coronavirus originating in China is spreading in Japanese communities via unknown infection routes. The pre...

Photos from today’s Day of Remembrance event at JCCH
02/23/2020

Photos from today’s Day of Remembrance event at JCCH

At Day of Remembrance happening at JCCH today we are meeting many Japanese internee and evacuee families and sharing more about the history of redress. Marking the injustice of mass incarceration in the US based on race, particpants fold Tsuru to send to Washington D.C. in memory of Hawaii’s over 3000 imternees and evacuees.

02/22/2020
The Go For Broke Spirit

Los Angeles folks -hopefully you are on your way since this starts soon!

AFTERNOON OF PEACE:
HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI THROUGH
SONG, DANCE & SPOKEN WORD

Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng
Honorary Chair

75 years later, Afternoon of Peace tells the story of the Hibakusha (survivors) of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It's a tale of devastation, resilience and hope for the future. This international cast of artists come together to honor the Hibakusha in this multi-media performance for peace.

Cast:
Akiko Dohi, Ken Dance Company, Nori Tani Jazz Ensemble (Hiro Morozumi, Masatoshi Sato, & Keita Akutsu), Takako Uemura, Lauren Kinkade Wong, Helen H. Ota, Bando Hidesomi, Bando Hideshizumi, Kuniharu Yoshida, Walter Nishinaka, Rev. Izumi Hasegawa, Midori Seino, Hiroko Nakano, Taeko Okabe & Toshiharu Kano

Saturday, Feburary 22, 2020 at 2 pm.

Aratani Theatre @Jaccc_la
244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets on sale at http://www.jaccc.org/afternoon-of-peace

FB event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/587077662089191/

Pundits say as the Democrats head west, the political power of the AAPI community becomes more and more important.  Howe...
02/22/2020
Today’s the day as Nevada’s AAPI voters head to their Caucuses

Pundits say as the Democrats head west, the political power of the AAPI community becomes more and more important. However, it doesn't seem that the message is getting through as many of the reports coming out of Nevada say that politicos are not reaching out to get our votes.

Nevada's AAPI voters staged a practice caucus in January. Views from the Edge Nevada's former Senator Harry Reid was perhaps the first politician to take advantage of the state's changing…

When I think of music in the camps, I always think of our very own Joy Teraoka, wife of 100th veteran Dr. Denis Teraoka,...
02/22/2020
‘Swingposium’ Celebrates Music in Japanese American Incarceration Camps … With Taiko | KQED News

When I think of music in the camps, I always think of our very own Joy Teraoka, wife of 100th veteran Dr. Denis Teraoka, who performed with the George Igawa Orchestra while they were imprisoned in the Heart Mountain concentration camp.

San Jose Taiko has a unique touring show that tells the hidden history of one way Japanese Americans maintained morale in the camps: through swing dancing.

If you are in Portland, Oregon, big sale on kimono and obi just in time for Girls Day.
02/22/2020

If you are in Portland, Oregon, big sale on kimono and obi just in time for Girls Day.

$19 kimono + obi as far as the eye can see 😍 Doors open at 11am so hurry up and get down here. If you can’t make it today, we’ll put out an equal size pile tomorrow, again at 11am. We also have a select few kimono available on our website!

More on Maggie the magpie
02/21/2020
StoryCorps

More on Maggie the magpie

During World War II, Shig Yabu made an unlikely friend as a Japanese American internee: a magpie he adopted and named Maggie. Our Story of the Week, as heard on NPR Morning Edition.

If you ever wanted to meet a 100th veteran in person, all you had to do was go to Sekiyas for lunch and Hanagasa for pau...
02/21/2020
Frolic Hawaii

If you ever wanted to meet a 100th veteran in person, all you had to do was go to Sekiyas for lunch and Hanagasa for pau hana drinks.

When the day feels long, sometimes you just want all feels

02/21/2020
Fresh off the Boat

Fresh Off The Boat ends its six year run tonight

We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for joining us on this amazing #FreshOffTheBoat journey. Don't miss the one-hour series finale this Friday, starting at 8|7c on ABC.

02/21/2020
Blue Zones Project - Manoa Makiki McCully Moiliili

Congratulations to everyone at Ala Wai Elementary School!

Ala Wai Elementary School is the first Blue Zones Project School AND Worksite in the 4M region to become Approved! Learn what their community has done to implement inspiring well-being initiatives across the school campus. #LiveLongerBetter

Finding friendship behind barbed wire with a magpie named Maggie
02/21/2020
In An Internment Camp, Maggie The Magpie Lifted Spirits

Finding friendship behind barbed wire with a magpie named Maggie

Shig Yabu rescued a bird when he was a young boy detained at a Japanese relocation camp in Wyoming. "She was so compassionate with the internees," he said. "I don't think she realized she was a bird."

An update on the apology from the California legislature to Japanese Americans imprisoned during World War II
02/21/2020

An update on the apology from the California legislature to Japanese Americans imprisoned during World War II

Today California Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi introduced Alan Korematsu and former incarcerees on the floor of the Assembly during voting of House Resolution 77, an official apology from the California Assembly for its legislative actions contributing to the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.

It passed unanimously, 72-0.

02/20/2020
Terasaki Budokan - Little Tokyo Service Center

The art of gaman behind barbed wire

🔊SOUND ON to hear narration from the War Relocation Authority propaganda. Japanese Americans had little purpose while incarcerated during WWII so recreational activities like sports and art were vital to keep up morale behind the barbed wire. Japanese Americans always had an affinity for sports regardless of the generation. At Terasaki Budokan (the BIG GYM in Little Tokyo) we strive to help future generations reconnect with their family history and with Little Tokyo (the cultural heart of our community) through sports and inter generational activities. Through facing such horrible discrimination in the past, all will be welcomed at the Budokan in the future... a true Home Court for All!
📸 Tessaku
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This War Relocation Authority clip highlights some of the recreational activities inside camp: Sports, art, and church. The narrator notes that all faiths are allowed to be practiced except #Shinto, Japan's oldest and original religion.

Little Tokyo Service Center Straight Outta Little Tokyo - A Fundraiser for the Terasaki Budokan Tera Budo

This has nothing to do with the veterans but if you are ever in Portland,, Oregon and want to have an "old school" exper...
02/20/2020
Our Story — Swiss Hibiscus and Martin's Swiss Dressing

This has nothing to do with the veterans but if you are ever in Portland,, Oregon and want to have an "old school" experience, visit Swiss Hibiscus which is run by the family who operated Swiss Inn on Oahu. And yes, you can buy the famous dressing to bring home as omiyage.

Swiss Hibiscus opened its doors in 2010, but the legacy began long before in Wädenswil, Switzerland where Chef Martin Wyss was born.  With a desire to travel, he chose cooking as his apprenticeship.  He traveled the world, but, in 1964, rooted himself in Honolulu, Hawai’i after accepting a sous...

Volunteers needed to help HUOA at the Honolulu Festival Grand Parade
02/20/2020

Volunteers needed to help HUOA at the Honolulu Festival Grand Parade

The Honolulu Festival Grand Parade is coming up on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Please come join us! We need banner carriers and parade marchers.
RSVP today! Call the HUOA office at 676-5400 or email [email protected].

If you haven’t already heard about the controversy, here’s a recap
02/20/2020
Manzanar Committee

If you haven’t already heard about the controversy, here’s a recap

As you may be aware, the 2020 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance program on February 15 did not go off without controversy surrounding a video message from United States Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai’i) that was not shown during the program, even though it was originally supposed to be.
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You can watch the video on our web site and read our statement on the issue, along with the statement issued by Norman Mineta, Chair, Board of Trustees, Japanese American National Museum.

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The Wine Gang used to meet for lunch every Thursday at the 100th Infantry Battalion Clubhouse located at 520 Kamoku Street in Honolulu (across from 'Iolani School). The 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization for WWII veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion and their family members. The Clubhouse is open to members only.

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Xmas Cheer! My new Japangeles Go For Broke cap! 😊. Www.japangeles.com
American Samoa has the highest rate of military enlistment of any U.S. state or territory, yet American Samoans are barred from certain positions in the armed forces because they aren’t citizens. They are the last remaining caste of Americans who receive formal second-class citizenship. Bravo and Charlie Companies are based there.
Sad story about four 100/442 Soldiers who survived the war but lost their lives in a California plane crash in 1945. https://www.facebook.com/groups/272435146155702/permalink/2667140120018514/
100/442 display over here at the 311th SC on Shafter. Was genuinely surprised to see this when I reported into the command. GFB!
KHON2 Documentary about the 100th:
Pamala Young talks about "Back to Bruyeres: Legacy of the 100th"