LIVING SHIP DAY at the USS HORNET MUSEUM
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 also visit the Nisei Veterans’ Exhibit created by Brian Shiroyama as well as tour the historic ship. There will be no bento lunch but food may be purchased at the ship’s snack bar.
There is an admission charge for the event. FFNV has arranged for a group discount for admission of $10 per person. Veterans of the 100th Battalion/442 RCT/MIS, spouse or widow are free. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please pre-register by email to [email protected] or by mailing in the slip below. The deadline is AUGUST 5.
FFNV will have a table set up from 12 noon to 12:45 pm at the entrance where you can check in, pay for admission, and pick up a name tag. Drinks and snacks will be provided for those in our group. If you do not pre-register, you can still attend but will have to pay the regular entrance fee of $20 for adults or $15 for seniors to the front desk.
Contact Jean Hirasaki, 7210 Princeton Place, Gilroy CA 95020 or Email: [email protected]