Fighting for America: Nisei Soldiers (Paperback)
The last installment in a series of graphic novels that began with We Hereby Refuse (Washington State Book Award Finalist) and Those Who Helped Us:
This book tells the stories of six courageous Japanese American soldiers from the Pacific Northwest who volunteered to fight in the combined 442nd Regimental Combat Team with the 100th Infantry Battalion during World War II.
While their friends and family were incarcerated in American concentration camps, Nisei soldiers fought heroically in the most dangerous missions on the European front. Adapted from interviews by Lawrence Matsuda and brought to life by Matt Sasaki's dynamic illustrations, Fighting for America preserves and honors the stories of six veterans who made a significant mark on American history.
Shiro Kashino, Army Infantry Sergeant
Frank Nishimura, Army Infantry
Jimmie Kanaya, Army Medic
Roy Matsumoto, Military Intelligence in the Pacific
Tosh Yasutake, Army Medic
Teruyuki "Turk" Susuki, Army Infantry