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Curator Conversations – Akira Toki and the Purple Heart Battalion
May 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Tune in to this Curator Conversations and be inspired by the bravery of Japanese-Americans who served in the United States military during World War II. Many of the 20,000 Japanese-Americans who served, including a Madison, Wisconsin native named Akira Toki, did so as part of the 442nd Regimental Combat team. This unit was made up predominantly of Japanese-Americans who fought Nazis, prejudice, and questions about their loyalty. These brave men defeated them all, becoming one of the most decorated American units in the war and earning the nickname The Purple Heart Battalion.