New U.S. postal stamp ‘Go for Broke’ is first to honor Asian American soldier
By Kacie Yamamoto email@example.com
June 5, 2021
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The commemorative stamp is an illustration of Hawaii island’s Shiroku “Whitey” Yamamoto, who was a part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
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Masaharu Suzuki and Shiroku “Whitey” Yamamoto, right, were among 27 members of the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team who received the Legion of Honor medals from Counsel General of France in San Francisco in 2015. The stamp’s design is based on a photograph of Yamamoto, a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and was designed by Antonio Alcala. Yamamoto was born in Ninole, a community on the Big Island, in 1923.