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The last installment in a series of graphic novels that began with We Hereby Refuse (Washington State Book Award Finalist) and Those Who Helped Us


This book tells the stories of six courageous Japanese American soldiers from the Pacific Northwest who volunteered to fight in the combined 442nd Regimental Combat Team with the 100th Infantry Battalion during World War II.


While their friends and family were incarcerated in American concentration camps, these Nisei soldiers fought heroically in the most dangerous missions on the European front. Adapted from interviews by Lawrence Matsuda and brought to life by Matt Sasaki's dynamic illustrations, Fighting for America preserves and honors the stories of six veterans who made a significant mark on American history.


  • Shiro Kashino, Army Infantry Sergeant
  • Frank Nishimura, Army Infantry
  • Jimmie Kanaya, Army Medic
  • Roy Matsumoto, Military Intelligence in the Pacific
  • Tosh Yasutake, Army Medic
  • Teruyuki "Turk" Susuki, Army Infantry

Fighting for America: Nisei Soldiers by Lawrence Matsuda and Matt Sasaki

  • ISBN: 9781634050555

    Publication Date: 11/07/2023

    Size: 6.4(w) x 9.9(h) x 0.5(d) in

    Type: Paperback

    Language: English

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