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Honor & Sacrifice: The Story of Roy Matsumoto

  • Sunday, November 10, 2013
  • 2:00 PM
  • NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 S. King St., Seattle, WA 98144


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HONOR & SACRIFICE tells the complex story of a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart by WWII. The Matsumoto family included five sons; two who fought for the Americans and three who fought for the Japanese. The eldest, Hiroshi (Roy), became a hero, fighting against the Japanese with Merrill's Marauders, an American guerrilla unit in Burma. He was born near Los Angeles, educated in Japan, and became a hero when he used his Japanese language skills and military training to save his surrounded, starving battalion deep in the Burmese jungle. At the same time his parents and sisters were living in their family’s ancestral home, Hiroshima. The story is told by Roy's daughter Karen as she discovers her father's work in military intelligence, kept secret for 50 years.

This documentary film is 28 minutes and we will have Karen Matsumoto and the filmmakers there to talk about the film and about Roy.

And we will also have Roy there too!  He turned 100 years old this year!

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This is a no charge event.  Donations are welcomed!

Added special speaker:  Colonel Michael S. Oshiki, MD
"A perspective of a son whose father was with the MIS, an uncle who served with the 442nd in Europe and today’s role that Japanese-Americans play in the U.S. Army”
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