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.

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.

Operating as usual

Listen to the music of No-No Boy
08/14/2021

Listen to the music of No-No Boy

The Live on KEXP podcast dives into our archives and unearths past KEXP sessions in podcast form. For this week's episode, we bring you No-No Boy's Live on KEXP at Home session featuring tracks from his album '1975.' Listen / subscribe: https://bit.ly/3gpFO9H

The mystery behind this iconic photo is solved…or is it?
08/14/2021

The mystery behind this iconic photo is solved…or is it?

On this day in history ..... August 14, 1945

V-J Day in Times Square, the iconic photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, which was published in 'Life' magazine in 1945 with the caption, "In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers"

Greta Zimmer Friedman, identified later as the 'nurse' in the photo, became the subject of perhaps the most iconic photo taken on V-J Day on Aug. 14, 1945. The photo caught the U.S. at a moment of pure relief and represented people letting go of their inhibitions, it captured the jubilance people felt upon the war's end.

Greta Friedman was a 21-year-old dental assistant, out in Times Square when news of the war's end broke. George Mendonsa (still alive at 94 ?), who in 2015 confirmed he was the man in the photo, saw Friedman for the first time, spun her around and kissed her."It wasn't that much of a kiss," Friedman, who came forward as the woman in the photo years later, said in a 2005 interview with the Veterans History Project. "It was just somebody celebrating. It wasn't a romantic event."

Greta Friedman died at age 92 on September 8, 2016
or was it .... Glenn McDuffie, a US Navy veteran who also claims to have kissed the nurse in the photo passed away on March 9, 2014, aged 86

Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt died on August 23, 1995 (aged 96)

Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

Enjoy the virtual Honpa Hongwanji Bon Dance (I miss eating  the food tho)
08/14/2021
2021 Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Bon Dance Experience

Enjoy the virtual Honpa Hongwanji Bon Dance (I miss eating the food tho)

Welcome to Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii 2021 Bon Dance Experience!! Let us together enjoy the evening. CC is available. Please consider making a donatio...

She was attacked in Seattle’s International District by a man who deliberately went around her white boyfriend to get to...
08/14/2021
'Don't let this experience define your life.' Japanese-American woman heals after violent assault

She was attacked in Seattle’s International District by a man who deliberately went around her white boyfriend to get to her. Rather than be filled with hate or anger, she focused on the support and compassion she received from the community at large, the majority of whom didn’t even know her

Noriko Nasu, a 44-year-old high school teacher in the Northshore school district, teaches Japanese. In February, she was attacked by a stranger, in what she believes was a hate crime.

Travel to Japan through Kaiseki at this virtual book signing on Friday.
08/12/2021

Travel to Japan through Kaiseki at this virtual book signing on Friday.

Last chance to register for tomorrow's online book event on Friday, August 13th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. PDT, with author Phil Lee for a presentation on his book, Cultural Kaiseki: A Journey Through Offbeat Japan!

Phil will also share with us his travel tips and unique experiences he's had while traveling to Japan, as well as how he came to write his book. Free admission; advance registration required. Register online: http://bit.ly/japantreasures

Interesting question - how would the Buddha respond to anti-Asian American hatred!  Attend this Zoom program for a discu...
08/12/2021

Interesting question - how would the Buddha respond to anti-Asian American hatred! Attend this Zoom program for a discussion by Buddhist leaders on Sunday.

Join us on Sunday for this special program exploring Buddhism's unique, effective, and powerful approach to issues such as racial discrimination and violence: we will not fight hatred with hatred.

This event is for people of Asian descent as well as friends and allies of all races who are interested in exploring these questions together.

Our Speakers:
Ven. Losang Tendrol, Emily Hsu, sujatha baliga, Tenzin Woden
Event Moderator: Jennifer Kim

See our website for more information and Zoom link:
https://www.tsechenling.org/2021-8-15-asian-american-under-attack-how-would-the-buddha-respond.html

Co-Sponsoring Centers for this Event:
Guhyasamaja Center in Fairfax, Virginia
Shantideva Center in Brooklyn, New York
Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California
Tse Chen Ling in San Francisco, California
Tara Buddhist Center in Nashville, Tennessee
Mahayana Sutra & Ta**ra Center in Fairfax, Virginia
Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Vajrapani Institute, Boulder Creek, California
Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL), Redding, Connecticut
Sravasti Abbey, Newport, Washington
Namdrol Ling Study Group, Miami, Florida
Kadampa Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
Namgyal Ling, Gainesville, Virginia
Thubten Kung Ling, Deerfield Beach, Florida
Jefferson Tibetan Society, Charlottesville, Virginia
International Mahayana Institute

#tsechenling
#fpmt
#fpmtnorthamerica
#tibetanbuddhism

For Continuing Service  in Portland, Oregon
08/12/2021

For Continuing Service in Portland, Oregon

We will be conducting elections for chapter officers and board members this Fall 2021! If you have questions or are interested in joining the board, please reach out to Jeff Matsumoto at [email protected]

There are five officer positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Membership Chair. In addition, there are 10 member at large positions that make up the Portland JACL board.

The deadline to submit a nomination is October 15th.

Welcome home, boys!
08/12/2021

Welcome home, boys!

Educators - you may be interested in this Zoom class in September.  Starts early in the AM for us Hawaii folks tho
08/11/2021

Educators - you may be interested in this Zoom class in September. Starts early in the AM for us Hawaii folks tho

The JACL National Education Committee is hosting its first virtual teacher training workshop, titled "The Japanese American Experience Curriculum and Resource Guide EdCamp-Style Teacher Training". In this training, you will collaborate with other teachers from around the country to facilitate the curriculum and resource guide, presented by the Japanese American Citizens League, in your classroom. The goal of this teacher training is for you to be able to implement at least one lesson in your current classroom using the relevant resources and strategies gained from this training.
https://forms.gle/TxZmeYzLtBFdpDYh8

What a way to honor the first Asian American astronaut to go into space, Hawaii’s own, the late Ellison Onizuka
08/11/2021

What a way to honor the first Asian American astronaut to go into space, Hawaii’s own, the late Ellison Onizuka

The Cygnus cargo spacecraft launching to the International Space Station today bears the name of Ellison Onizuka, the first Asian American astronaut to go to space. He led a distinguished career as a U.S. Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut: https://go.nasa.gov/3g9Aiar

This is the link to the livestream of MIS veteran, Reverend Yoshiaki Fujitani that is set for Subday, August 15 at 4 pm
08/11/2021
Funeral Service for Former Bishop Reverend Yoshiaki Fujitani

This is the link to the livestream of MIS veteran, Reverend Yoshiaki Fujitani that is set for Subday, August 15 at 4 pm

== Start time on Aug. 15: 4 p.m. Hawaii time (HST), 7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) ==The funeral for Reverend Yoshiaki Fujitani, the 11th Bishop of Honp...

I don’t even know where to start with this.
08/10/2021
London Restaurant Apologizes for Racist Video – AsAmNews

I don’t even know where to start with this.

The Ivy Asia restaurant in London has apologized for a racist marketing video it posted to Instagram, BBC reports. The video showed two women dressed up as geishas being transported to the restaurant in a rickshaw. The elderly Asian man is unable to push them, so a “hero” appears to help. The vi...

It seems like just yesterday that this was signed but it has been 33 years already.
08/10/2021

It seems like just yesterday that this was signed but it has been 33 years already.

One of the Thursday Wine Gang’s favorite places to hang out besides the Clubhouse, Sunrise Restaurant, has a new website
08/08/2021
Sunrise Restaurant Hawaii

One of the Thursday Wine Gang’s favorite places to hang out besides the Clubhouse, Sunrise Restaurant, has a new website

Authentic Okinawan and Japanese Food located near Waikiki.

Happy Sunday to you all!
08/08/2021

Happy Sunday to you all!

100th descendant Arlene Sato, the daughter of Hideshi Niimi of Charlie Company, living the “ For Continuing Service” spi...
08/08/2021

100th descendant Arlene Sato, the daughter of Hideshi Niimi of Charlie Company, living the “ For Continuing Service” spirit

Not so sure about peanut butter, coffee and cream puffs…
08/08/2021
15 Things You Should Have With Your Cup Noodles

Not so sure about peanut butter, coffee and cream puffs…

Japan is the land of cup noodles because where else can you find all sorts of flavored cup noodles. However, did you know that Japanese consumers are very creative too in their cup-noodle culture? Here in Japan we have found ways to add extra ingredients to make our cup noodles richer and more delic...

Remembering all of those in the 100th who received so many wartime injuries that they became known as “The Purple Heart ...
08/08/2021

Remembering all of those in the 100th who received so many wartime injuries that they became known as “The Purple Heart Battalion”

08/07/2021

This should make your day a whole lot better

Virtual Yoga class on Zoom every Thursday
08/06/2021

Virtual Yoga class on Zoom every Thursday

Monthly Medical Series on Zoom

A profile of 100th veteran Calvin Shimogaki, this time from the National Veterans Network
08/06/2021

A profile of 100th veteran Calvin Shimogaki, this time from the National Veterans Network

Another profile of a 100th veteran and Medal of Honor awardee from the National WWII Museum, this time of Sadao Munemori...
08/06/2021
Private First Class Sadao S. Munemori, US Army: Medal of Honor Series | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

Another profile of a 100th veteran and Medal of Honor awardee from the National WWII Museum, this time of Sadao Munemori. Munemori was the ONLY Japanese American to be awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II (right, Isami?)

In 1946, Pfc. Sadao Munemori became the first Japanese American awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on the Gothic Line during World War II.

Warning - once you eat rice from here, you’ll never go back to the regular rice.  Even my normally “don’t spend money on...
08/06/2021

Warning - once you eat rice from here, you’ll never go back to the regular rice. Even my normally “don’t spend money on us” Mom is hooked on their rice

Thank you for waiting!
We’ve finally got the stock!
And now, we are having our 5th anniversary event.

5 years have passed since we opened in 2016.
Thank you very much for your loyal support.
Please come to join us to celebrate our 5th anniversary🤍

【5th Anniversary Event】
8/5 - 8/15

Present:
New rice
@takashimafarm.at Organic Fukkurinko 1lb
with a purchase of $50 or more.
*Only white rice
*Limited to 100 bags

8/6 - 8/8
All items 10% OFF!

8/9 -
Sale OHAGI!
*Frozen
*Reservation is available
*Limited 3pcs per order

8/14 & 8/15
Resale!
Tonkatsu Tamafuji Roll
@tamafuji.honolulu
*The details will be available later.

I did not know Tony Bennett was a World War II veteran
08/04/2021

I did not know Tony Bennett was a World War II veteran

🎂 WWII uncovered: We Would Like to Wish World War II Veteran Tony Bennett a HAPPY 95TH BIRTHDAY🎂🎉

Anthony D. Benedetto, of Astoria Queens, enlisted in the US Army on November 2, 1944 at the age of 18 years old. Benedetto completed his basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and then Fort Robinson, Nebraska. In January 1945, Benedetto was assigned to the 255th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Infantry Division, a unit filling in for the heavy losses suffered in the Battle of the Bulge. The 255th moved across France, and later, into Germany.

"In March 1945 Benedetto entered the front line. As the German Army was pushed back to its homeland, the 255th saw bitter fighting in cold winter conditions, often hunkering down in foxholes as German 88 mm guns fired on them. At the end of March, the unit crossed the Rhine and entered Germany, engaging in dangerous house-to-house, town-after-town fighting to clear out German soldiers. During the first week of April, they crossed the Kocher River, and by the end of the month reached the Danube." (US Department of Veterans Affairs and pbs.org)

"During his time in combat, Benedetto narrowly escaped death several times. At the war’s conclusion Benedetto was involved in the liberation of Kaufering concentration camp in southern Germany, where some American Prisoners of War from the 63rd Division had been held."

"Under the stage name of Joe Bari, he began singing with the official 314th Army Special Services Band. After returning to the United States in 1946, Bennett studied at the American Theatre Wing and formally trained as a singer. In 1949, the singer Pearl Bailey invited him to open for her show at a club in Greenwich Village. At the show, Bennett met the actor and singer Bob Hope who gave him the stage name, Tony Bennett and encouraged him to tour. Tony signed with Columbia Records in 1950 and had his first number-one song with “Because of You” in 1951. (Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs and pbs.org)

#ww2uncovered #greatestgeneration #WWII #WorldWarII #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #ww2 #ww2history #WWIIveteran #ww2vet #tonybennett #battleofthebulge #usarmy #salute #infantry #happybirthday

Original description and photo sourced by pbs.org, US Department of Veterans Affairs and ancestry.com.

Thank you for your service, Colonel Kanaya
08/03/2021

Thank you for your service, Colonel Kanaya

Great article from our friends at JAVA
08/03/2021

Great article from our friends at JAVA

Did you believe in any of these World War II misconceptions?
08/01/2021
Common Misconceptions About World War II

Did you believe in any of these World War II misconceptions?

From the German invasion of Poland to the fallout after Pearl Harbor, here’s the truth behind the World War II stories you thought you knew.

Happy Sunday!
08/01/2021

Happy Sunday!

For the people that can’t pronounce #Musubi just tell them to call them this. 🤣🤣 #eathawaii #hawaiimemes #hawaiicomedy

Address

520 Kamoku St
Honolulu, HI
96826

General information

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.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 1pm
Tuesday 9am - 1pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
Thursday 9am - 1pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

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(808) 946-0272

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The Japanese American Veterans Assn (JAVA) is accepting applications for its 2021 Memorial Scholarship Program. Deadline is April 30th. JAVA Scholarships honor the memory and the legacy of World War II Nisei veterans. Several Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who will be entering a 2-year or 4-year college or professional program in the fall. In addition, college undergraduate or graduate students may apply for the Taubkin Legacy Scholarship, the Phil Ishio Founder's Scholarship, or the Daniel K. Inouye Memorial Scholarship. Applicants should be direct or collateral descendants of World War II Nisei veterans who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Military Intelligence Service, and other groups. Current JAVA members who joined JAVA before April 2019, or their children may also apply. Past or present members of the Army’s 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry (USAR), are eligible for the Inouye Memorial Scholarship. University ROTC cadets may also apply. Please visit the JAVA website or contact us by email for more information: [email protected] [email protected] We would welcome applications from the Club 100 ohana!
Hawaii 1948
What are our cities turning into?
Thank you to all of our veterans and to those that serve now. 🇺🇸
Here’s a few pages out of my grandparents album that documented some of his travels during his service in the war. Just looked up my grandpa’s (Takeo Ohara) decorations from WWII out of curiosity. He never really talked about his days in service during the war, and was pretty quiet in general. He was assigned to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, Company D and held the rank of Private First Class. He received the Bronze Star Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, oak leaf cluster, and the Combat Infantry Badge. According to my dad and what he recalls, my grandfather was a messenger between camps and had come under sniper fire at least once, but I can’t confirm it. If anyone recognizes a relative in the photos, I’d be happy to try and scan in the photos at a higher resolution in the future for you.
Good Evening- I am writing with an odd request and I will add a little backstory. I am asking if you can send my father carpenters pencils with your names, cities and state hand written onto the blank side of the pencil. These can be acquired for $0.18 at Home Depot, and free at most lumber yards. Backstory: First, my father is a proud veteran who served in the Marines. He has also been a volunteer firefighter and first responder for the last 12 years in Wishram Washington. I am asking that his brother's and sisters help lift his spirits during a difficult time. He has glioblastoma which is an incurable brain cancer. He has had brain surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. At this time he is taking part in clinical trials to help extend his life. He woodworks as a hobby. He is planning to build a wooden tool cabinet and would like the front doors to be made showing these pencils. A goal of his is to have 108 of them total to complete his project from different people, cities and states. He is finding great joy in receiving these in the mail and anything that brings him joy is very appreciated at this time. If you could share this information with others it will be very helpful. Charles Hargrove 108 Nelson Ave Kelso, WA 98626 Thank You, Amber Lennox
Tara Ross wrote a heartwarming article about the Purple Heart Battalion - our own One Puka Puka. Click on the photo to see the roughly 350 comments on the original post, which has had over 3,000 shares as well as over 5,000 likes, etc. Amazing! https://www.facebook.com/TaraRoss.1787/photos/a.236593749775572/2751496201618635/?type=3&theater
Richard Seiji Miyashiro, a member of Company "B", 100th Infantry Battalion who was treated at my grandfather's hospital after being wounded in Italy. https://www.facebook.com/32ndStationHospital/posts/290742582325019
Wow, this brings chicken skin... 100th/442nd Battalion based in Samoa. https://www.facebook.com/six84media/videos/374695806268228/?t=0
Japanese American Veterans Assn (JAVA) is offering 10 scholarships to high school seniors who will be entering college in Fall 2020. JAVA is also offering 3 scholarships to current/continuing college students who have completed at least one year of college. Please contact [email protected] for the url link. All applications and required documents are due on Sunday, April 19th. We would like to see many applications from students who are descendants of 100th Battalion veterans.
The Japanese America Veterans Assn (JAVA) is offering several scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are continuing their studies. Applicants should be members of JAVA, children of JAVA members, or descendants of World War II Nisei veterans. One scholarship is also available to past/current members of the 100th Bn/442nd Inf reserve unit. Applicants should first review published rules and forms, which can be found and downloaded at the JAVA website. Deadline for applications: Sunday April 19th, 2020 We encourage all eligible students to apply! (DM me for website URL) or click below...