Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River

Linda Tamura
$24.95 paperback

Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence shares the experiences of Japanese Americans (Nisei) from Hood River who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting on the front lines in Italy and France, serving as linguists in the South Pacific, and working as cooks and medics. These courageous soldiers not only endured the horrors of war but a racist homecoming in which town leaders, including veterans' groups, tried to prevent their return and even removed their names from a local war memorial. This book also includes the little known story of local Nisei veterans who spent 40 years appealing their convictions for insubordination.