for MIS Veterans Club of Hawaii Members
See our “Events” page for information on upcoming events for MIS members
MIS Linguists Honored at National Museum of U.S. Army
Americans of Japanese ancestry who served in the Military Intelligence Service in World War II are being honored with a unit tribute plaque at the National Museum of the United States Army near Washington, D.C. (photos below).
In 2020, the MIS Veterans Hawaii raised $5,000 for the plaque, which recognizes all MIS nisei linguists who served in the war and the occupation of Japan. Mahalo to everyone who generously donated to this project.
The plaque, which measures 12 by 18 inches, is displayed along the Path of Remembrance at the museum at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Army Historical Foundation has been raising $200 million to finance the museum, which is the first with a comprehensive view of the entire Army and its history.
AJAs are featured in several of the museum’s exhibits, not only those who served in the MIS but also the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
For more information see https://armyhistory.org/
Top: MIS plaque
Bottom: Path of Remembrance (MIS plaque is third from the left)
Photos courtesy of Army Historical Foundation
MIS Club Membership Roster
The roster of current MIS Veterans Club members is available in PDF format below.
It contains the names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of members. It is password-protected and will be accessible only to current members. Members may request a password by contacting the club at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Veterans or descendants wishing to renew their memberships or join the club can find membership forms in the “Join Us” page of this website. Dues are $20.00 a year.
MIS Membership Roster (2023-4-1)
Club Bylaws and Strategic Plan
The bylaws of the Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii, provided below, were amended and approved by the membership on August 26, 2018.
The club’s Strategic Plan 2014-2019, which is also attached below, outlines the club’s goals. This plan contains the history of the MIS Veterans Club.
MIS Bylaws (adopted 8-26-2018)
MIS Hawaii Archive
From time to time, we will post documents about the activities of the Hawaii MIS Veterans or general information on the history of the MIS. Please understand that these materials are published as-is; we make no claims regarding the opinions expressed or accuracy of the content.
2015 MIS Reunion Program (3 MB)
Published for the MIS Veterans Club’s national reunion and 70th anniversary.
MIS Reunion Program (2015)
1993 MIS Reunion Program (63 MB total)
Entitled “Secret Valor”; published for the MIS Veterans Club’s 50th anniversary.
2-Table of Contents & Foreword
3-Part I (MIS Veterans Club)
4-Part II (Hawaii Nisei MIS Pioneers)
5-Part III (MISLS)
6-Part IV-A (Wartime Exp.)
7-Part IV-B (Wartime Exp.)
8-Part IV-C (Wartime Exp.)
9-Part IV-D (Wartime Exp.)
10-Part IV-E (Wartime Exp. & End Material)
1962 MIS Reunion Program (3 MB)
Published in commemoration of the MIS Veterans Club’s 20th anniversary. Of special note is a personal message from California Superior Court Judge John Aiso, the former academic training director of the MIS Language School during World War II.
MIS Reunion Program (1962)
Senpai Gumi (21 MB)
By Richard S. Oguro. Published ca. 1980, recounts the transfer of soldiers from the 100th Infantry Battalion to the MIS; contains rosters, photos, personal recollections, and correspondence.
The MISLS Album (51 MB)
The “MISLS Album,” published in 1946, is a photo book of activities of the Military Intelligence Service Language School (including at the Presidio, Camp Savage, and Fort Snelling, as well as overseas service). It contains a list of graduates of the MISLS.
PDF available at Googlebooks.com (search for “MISLS Album”)
MIS Newsletter (2022 December)
MIS Newsletter (2021 September)
MIS Newsletter (2020 September)
MIS Newsletter-Correction (2020 July)
MIS Newsletter (2019-December)
MIS Newsletter (2018 December)
MIS Newsletter (2018 September)
MIS Newsletter (2017 September)
MIS Newsletter (2016 September)
Pearl Harbor 75 AJA Veterans Luncheon
MIS Newsletter (2015 December)
MIS Newsletter (2014 September)
MIS Newsletter (2013 September)