Nisei Soldier Experience

Special Exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Army

The National Museum of the U.S. Army is home to an unprecedented collection of Japanese American artifacts that capture the rarely-told story of the Japanese American Nisei Soldier during World War II. This temporary exhibit highlights their struggles both at home and abroad, their courageous acts on the battlefield, and their long-awaited recognition culminating in the Congressional Gold Medal. Opened in 2021, it will remain on display until late 2025.

From 2017-2019, the NVN worked closely with the National Museum of the United States Army to incorporate the service of the Nisei Soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd RCT and Military Intelligence. The NVN provided the historical content for the Nisei Soldier Experience, Soldiers Stories Gallery and Army & Society Gallery Timeline exhibit.

Over 90 soldiers’ oral histories, photos and 26 objects of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd RCT and Military Intelligence Service are represented in four areas of the museum in order to represent the overall experience of the Japanese American soldiers in World War II.

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