September 28, 2023
    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Brummell Echohawk’s portrait of Japanese-American soldier Fred Morohashi evokes one of the most inspiring accounts in American history: The story of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate). Formed in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, this segregated Army unit of Japanese-Americans proved their loyalty to the United States on the battlefields of Italy and established their reputation as “The Purple Heart Battalion.” For their actions in World War II, the battalion earned three Presidential Unit Citations and had eight Medal of Honor recipients. Hear from David Fukuda, researcher and son of an officer in the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate).
Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum Grill. Reservations are not required. Free admission to the Brown Bag presentation and The Museum Grill.