Japanese American veterans of World War II perpetuating the legacy of Nisei veterans.

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Friends and Family of Nisei Veterans (FFNV) began as an E Company-sponsored group in Northern California to preserve the proud accomplishments of the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and to honor all veterans of the RCT.

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January 26, 2017 |


Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM Morgan Hill Buddhist Community Center, 16450 Murphy Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA We are excited about this year’s program, which will include two outstanding speakers, and hope you will join us. Mike Malaghan will talk about his highly-acclaimed book, “Picture Bride,” a history-based novel of a girl who escapes hardship in Japan, comes to Hawaii as a picture bride, and endures unfamiliar and difficult life as an immigrant. The second presentation by Chet Campenella will be on internment of persons of Italian ancestry during WW II. He will describe the life endured by his parents as they were interned resulting from the same Executive Order 9066. A potluck...

February 24, 2016 |

Feb. 13 Meeting Update

  Once again, they came from everywhere – San Francisco, Sacramento, Turlock, Monterey. It was another gathering of Friends and Family of Nisei Veterans (FFNV) in Morgan Hill, on Feb. 13. About 100 attended the “membership meeting” filled with warmth and camaraderie. Even several “strangers” came from Visalia and Fresno after hearing the radio announcement about this meeting. The annual potluck lunch gathering was enjoyed by all. The program began with a presentation by Consul General Jun Yamada of Consulate-General of Japan, San Francisco, of a prestigious Certificate of Commendation by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan to Lawson Sakai. The Certificate recognized Sakai’s dedication to promoting mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and...

January 31, 2016 |

Feb. 13, 2016 Meeting

Friends and Family of Nisei Veterans (FFNV), a Japanese-American WW II veterans organization, will host a meeting on February 13, 2016, at the rear building of the Morgan Hill Buddhist Community Center, 16450 Murphy Avenue, at 12:30 PM. Potluck lunch will be served at 11:30 AM. The public is invited. The highlight of this meeting is to feature four speakers on the subject of a legendary segregated Japanese-American unit (442nd Regimental Combat Team – 442nd RCT) rescuing the “Lost Battalion.” The 442nd RCT, formed in 1943, was initially engaged in Italy and quickly became a formidable and well-respected fighting unit. “Go For Broke” was its motto. For its size and the length of service,...

July 15, 2015 |


Every month, the USS Hornet docked in Alameda, California, sponsors a monthly event which is open to the public. On Saturday, August 15, they will be honoring the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Lawson Sakai will speak about the legendary accomplishments of the 442nd in rescuing the “Lost Battalion” in October, 1944.  Al Tortolano, a soldier in the Lost Battalion will reflect on the hardship of the battle to survive and of the elation of being rescued just before being overrun by German forces. Franz Steidl, author of “Lost Battalions”, will present the historic perspective of the rescue of the Lost Battalion.  Tom Graves will be the moderator. The program starts at 1:00 pm and all veterans, family and friends are encouraged to...

June 9, 2015 |

Information on Annual Reunion, Registration, and Shirt Information

ANNUAL NISEI VETERANS’ REUNION California Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada October 18-22, 2015 Download the registration/order forms here...

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