Remember — Seattle’s besieged federal courthouse is named after a young, 20 year old Japanese-American soldier and hero named Nakamura.
This young soldier in 1942, shortly after he and his family were interned, joined the Army’s famous 442 Regimental Combat Team and two years later saved his platoon by destroying the enemy’s machine gun nest and covering the withdrawal of his platoon. In 1944, Nakamura lost his life to save fellow American lives.
Nakamura was the first Army volunteer from Minidoka Relocation Center (an internment camp) to be killed in action. In 2000, President Clinton presented 22 war heroes with Medals of Honor; these soldiers had been denied Medals of Honor at the time on account of their Asian ancestry.
Aptos Psychologist: Asian lives matter. All lives matter.