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100th Infantry Battalion Suggested Resources

Please contact the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Education Center at for assistance with including the 100th Infantry Battalion in your publications or projects. The following is a list of suggested resources on the 100th Infantry Battalion.


100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Education Center:


100th Infantry Battalion Veterans (Club 100) Puka Puka Parade Newsletter Archives of what has been called the "club's organ" — First issued in April 1946 by the veteran members of Club 100, and in continuous publication since. Documents the post-war history of the organization, incorporated as Club 100 in December 1945, with articles written by the veterans, their wives and widows, family, and friends.


Online Articles / Books:

Hawaiʻi’s Legendary Battalion Reflections by Lyn Crost: Club 100 Honorary Member Lyn Crost was one of only a few women war correspondents in World War II, and the only one to cover the 100th and the 442nd exclusively.

In Freedom’s Cause by Thomas Murphy. Short biographies of the 806 sons of Hawaii who made the supreme sacrifice in WWII. A Record of the Men of Hawaii Who Died in the Second ... - Thomas D. Murphy - Google Books

Boys of Company B by Richard Oguro.

A written collection of some of the veterans of Company B.

Sen Pai Gumi by Richard Oguro.

Story of first group of American of Japanese Ancestry from Hawaiʻi and Incarceration Camps in America, to attend Army Language School at Camp Savage, Minnesota.

Remembrances: 100th Infantry Battalion, 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1942-1992. (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) 100th Infantry Battalion Publication Committee; 1992.

The True Story of the “Purple Heart Battalion” Oregan Department of Veterans' Affairs


Online Resources:

  • The Nisei Soldier: Congressional Gold Medal

  • Densho Encyclopedia: 100th Infantry Battalion

  • National Veterans Network A national organization whose mission is to educate current and future generations about the extraordinary legacy of American WWII soldiers of Japanese ancestry in order to promote equality and justice.

  • Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) A fraternal and educational organization with many purposes: Preserving and strengthening comradeship among its members; Perpetuating the memory and history of our departed comrades; Educating the American public on the Japanese American experience during WWII; and Striving to obtain for veterans the full benefit of their entitlements as veterans.

  • Go For Broke National Educational Center. Its mission is to educate and inspire character and equality through the virtue and valor of our World War II American veterans of Japanese ancestry.

  • Nisei Veterans Legacy The mission of the Nisei Veterans Legacy is to preserve, perpetuate and share the legacy of Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJA) who served in the U.S. armed forces in World War II.


Online Videos / Oral History Resources:


Books (Non-Fiction):

  • Ambassador in Arms: The Story of the Hawaii’s 100th Battalion. By Dr. Thomas D. Murphy

  • Honor by Fire: Japanese Americans at War in Europe and the Pacific. By Lyn Crost

  • Unlikely Liberators: The Men of the 100th and 442nd. By Masayo Umezawa Duus

  • Bridge of Love. By John Tsukano (100th Infantry Battalion; Co. D)

  • Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad. By Robert Asahina

  • Memoirs Of A Certain Nisei. By Thomas Taro Higa (100th Infantry Battalion, Co. A)

  • Combat Chaplain: The Personal Story of the World War II Chaplain of the Japanese American 100th Battalion. By Israel A. S.Yost (Chaplain for the 100th Infantry Battalion)

  • Japanese Eyes, American Heart: Personal Reflections of Hawaii’s World War II Nisei Soldiers. By Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board.

  • The Island Edge of America: A Political History of Hawaii. By Tom Coffman

  • Inclusion. By Tom Coffman

  • Hawaii’s Own, Picture Story of the 442nd Regiment, 100th Battalion and Interpreters. By Lawrence Nakatsuka (Author); Soji Morisawa (Illustrator)

  • Hawaii's War Years. By Gwenfread Allen

  • Sparky: Warrior, Peacemaker, Poet, Patriot. By Richard Halloran.

  • A History of Service: The Central Pacific Bank Story. By Arnold Hiura

  • Boyhood to War: History and Anecdotes of the 442nd RCT. By Dorothy Matsuo

  • John A. Burns: The Man and His Times. By Dan Boylan and T. Michael Holmes


Books (Youth / Historical Fiction):

  • Journey of Heroes: the Story of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. By Stacey T. Hayashi (Writer); Damon Wong (Illustrator)

  • Marie of Bruyères. By Carl B. Williams (Fiction; in English and French) The story of a little French girl who meets the Japanese-American soldiers who gave her back her freedom.

  • Under the Blood Red Sun. By Graham Salisbury (Fiction), made into a move in 2014.

  • House of the Red Fish. By Graham Salisbury (Fiction)

  • Eyes of the Emperor. By Graham Salisbury (Fiction)

  • A Question of Loyalty By Mike Malaghan (Fiction)



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