Terry Shima 442nd RCT & Mary Murakami Camp Topaz Internee

Guarding Their Legacy – Honoring Their Sacrifice”, the tagline of the AVC, is also the title of our new series of veterans’ oral histories. Tune in every few weeks to watch a new story from those who have served with honor over the last 75 years of American military history.

This week’s oral history features the story of Terry Shima, veteran of the famed all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. Terry is joined by Mary Murakami, who was sent with her family to be interned at Camp Topaz during the war.