Join us for a special talk and reading with Sandra Vea, author of Masao: A Nisei Soldier’s Secret and Heroic Role in World War II.
Born in San Bernardino in 1916, Masao Abe was a typical American child. In 1941, Masao was drafted in the U.S. Army and would eventually be recruited into the highly secret Military Intelligence Service. He faced an enemy that looked like him and survived the U.S. troops' mentality that 'the only good Jap is a dead Jap'. Meanwhile, his family struggled in Japan and his uncle in California was imprisoned. The elderly Japanese-American soldier narrates his unique and untold story about World War II and it changes the interviewer's life forever.