Post written by Erin Sato, Assistant Archivist at Go For Broke National Education Center
My name is Erin Sato, and I am the Assistant Archivist at Go For Broke National Education Center. I started working at GFBNEC in December 2014, as an intern, where I digitized photograph collections of Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) soldiers. I am currently working on indexing GFBNEC’s Hanashi Oral History Interviews of Japanese American World War II veterans, who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Infantry Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). We hope to have these oral history video clips available and easily accessible to researchers in the near future.
My experience working with the GFBNEC Archives, so far, has been incredible! I have learned so much historical context about the Pacific and European Theaters of World War II through the military service of the Nisei soldiers. Those men risked everything to not only prove their loyalty as American citizens, but to ensure that the generations after them could have a better life.
Through this blog, I hope to share more about the work being done within the GFBNEC Archives, as well as enlighten others about the legacy of the Nisei soldiers of the 442nd/100th/MIS.