A Memorial Day Journey
James S. Matsumoto was a fifty-year resident of 92024 with a deep love for his community. He served in the 442 Battalion during WWII, an all Japanese-American regiment and one of the most decorated battalions in the U.S. Army. After passing away in 2012, he post-humously received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service. This Memorial Day, take a moment to listen to James’ story at www.goforbroke.org. On the website, click on oral histories, then videos, and search by name. After registering, you can search for “Matsumoto, James” and watch videos of him detailing his experiences.