The Legacy of the Nisei Veterans (WWII Stories of the 442nd and MIS) share the experiences of men in the segregated 100th/442nd RCT, the most decorated military unit of its size in US History and the largely unknown story of the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). The MIS members who served in the South Pacific were key to the campaign against Japan by translating documents, interrogating prisoners, monitoring radio transmissions and collecting battlefield information. Included is a story about broadcasting for the British Political Warfare Mission.
The documentary film is a composite of the experiences of ten Nisei men who served their country, despite having parents who were incarcerated at internment camps. The stories tell of hardships endured, freedoms taken away, families separated, the brave sacrifices, the call to duty, the fears and suspicions, and fighting battles.
Legacy of the Nisei Veterans is funded by a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program administered by the California State Library.