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WWII Veterans of the 442nd Infantry to Speak at Bidwell Forum

Members of the mostly Japanese American army unit will speak Monday at the Glendora Public Library.

While the United States’ 442nd Infantry Regiment fought in Europe during WWII, family members of the unit’s Japanese American soldiers were imprisoned by the U.S. government in internment camps.

Survivors of the 442nd Army Unit will share their experiences as part of a screening of a documentary on the army unit at the Glendora Public Library’s Bidwell forum Monday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The presentation is part of the library’s Searching for Democracy series, which will also include a screening of the film Farewell to Manzanar and a talk by Jim Nakano, owner of Glendora’s Donut Man and an internee at a Japanese American detention camp during WWII.

The  442nd Army Unit, made up of both Japanese American enlisted men and white officers, became the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the United States Armed Forces.

Monday’s event is sponsored by the Glendora Historical Society and Azusa Pacific University.

Visit the library website for more information at www.glendoralibrary.org

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