Heroes of World War II: The Roy Matsumoto Story | The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor | Lectures & Talks | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

Lectures & Talks

Heroes of World War II: The Roy Matsumoto Story

When: Sat., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. 2017

Heroes come from the most unlikely places. In the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, fear gripped the Nation. A result was that America interned 110,00 Americans of Japanese descent, many of whom were U.S. Citizens. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor will commemorate Roy Matsumoto, one of those unlikely heroes. Although he was among those citizens interned, he was fiercely loyal to the United States, and when the opportunity came, he enlisted in the Army. Roy was one of a small number of Japanese-Americans who saw service in the War against Japan. To honor his courage and valor, a there will be a presentation on the background of Merrill’s Marauders followed by a 28-minute video recounting his background and experience as one of Merrill’s Marauders.

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