Go For Broke

National Education Center

virtual series

Go For Broke National Education Center is proud to present three virtual series: “Heroes Among Us: Stories of Courage, Patriotism & Sacrifice,” “Sharing Stories Around the Table,” and “Living the Nisei Dream.” 

Each series features intimate intergenerational conversations about the meaning and relevance of the legacy of the Japanese American soldiers of WWII, relating it to contemporary audiences and social issues. 

Heroes Among Us: Stories of Courage, Patriotism & Sacrifice

Featuring expanded stories from GFBNEC’s Hanashi Oral History Collection highlighting the with more in-depth examples of valor, character and selfless acts of the Japanese American WWII veterans as they fought for equality.

Series Episodes

Breaking of the Gothic Line

The Kazuo Masuda Story

Medal of Honor Recipient: Joe Hayashi

Why Did They Serve?

U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps

Heroes Among Us: Stories of Black American Soldiers of WWII

Go For Broke National Education Center’s “Heroes Among Us” series honors Japanese American and Black veterans of World War II. As our nation currently finds itself struggling with a crisis of conscience, we acknowledge that despite the promise of America, not all people have been embraced by America’s value of equality. In recognition and support of all of our veterans, Go For Broke National Education Center will be sharing lesser-known veterans’ stories of World War II. Stories of their courage, patriotism, and sacrifice. Despite the great discrimination they faced, they upheld America’s promise and provide us today with a sense of moral direction.

Lieutenant John R. Fox

Incident at Bamber Bridge

The Six Triple Eight

The Black Panthers of the 761st Tank Battalion

Featuring intimate conversations that examine the significance and influence of the Japanese American WWII veterans’ story from an intergenerational and multi-ethnic perspective.

I Feel With My Heart: The Story of Fernando Sosa Masuda

New Perspectives: Denver and Hawai'i

New Perspectives: Los Angeles Torchbearers

Living the Nisei Dream

Featuring up close conversations by “next gen” hosts who will explore what the Nisei veterans endured and accomplished to ensure that future generations have the freedom to pursue their dreams and passions.

Episode 1: Kaze Jones and Irene Tsukada Simonian

Episode 3: Tamlyn Tomita

Episode 2: Akashi-Kama

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