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Revolving Exhibits

Revolving Exhibits are additions to the Defining Courage Exhibit that further emphasize the Nisei Veteran experiences from World War II.

Revolving Exhibit: Called to Serve: Japanese American Women in the US Military During WWII

Date Run: 7/19/19 - 10/13/19

Nisei Women's Army Corps (WAC) detachment at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee.


Called to Serve tells the story of the courageous Japanese American women who served in the United States Military during World War II. As nurses, translators, medical technicians, clerks, and more, these women joined the military from concentration camps, Hawai'i, and throughout the United States to prove their loyalty to their nation. Learn their story and how it relates to issues faced by women in the military today.

Click here for more information on Japanese American women who served during World War II.

Fire For Effect: Journey of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion

Date Run: 6/7/19 - 8/25/19


"Fire For Effect: Journey of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion," will be on display from June 7-August 25, 2019 in the Defining Courage exhibition at Go For Broke National Education Center. The exhibit will chronicle the contributions of the Japanese American World War II unit that earned the reputation as one of the quickest and most effective artillery units in the European Theater.

Gunner crew loading a 105mm Howitzer. Courtesy of US Signal Corps

The 522nd Field Artillery Battalion was activated in 1943 as part of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and served as fire support during key moments in the European Theater including the battle at Hill 140, the liberation of Bruyères, and the rescue of the 141st Infantry Regiment's "Lost Battalion." It then split from the 442nd RCT and supported various infantry divisions to break the Siegfried Line, also liberating survivors from some satellite camps of the Dachau Concentration Camp.

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