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Local World War II vets receive high honor

Two local men joined thousands of Japanese-Americans who fought in the fiercest battles of World War II for an overdue thank-you from their country last week when Congress awarded ...

Japanese-American WWII vets from Placer County to receive Congressional Gold Medal

A Placer County contingent of Japanese-American combat veterans will be in Washington, D.C. to receive Congressional Gold Medals for their service in World War II with the 442nd I ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Nov. 11, 1960 Issue) The gasoline war that was prevalent in the Rocklin, Roseville and Sacramento areas reached Loomis. Some stations cut their gasoline prices to 25. ...

Statue to honor area Japanese American World War II heroes

As plans progress to honor Japanese-American veterans with a bronze monument, they might be getting sooner recognition in gold. The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to confer the Con ...

Local members of 442nd attend documentary reception

Central Square in Auburn was filled last week during a reception for the Northern California premiere of the World War II documentary “Valor with Honor.” The film by Burt Take ...

Loomis war hero Alfred Nitta dies at 87

Loomis lost one of his war heroes on Memorial Day. Alfred Nitta, who fought with the highly decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died May 31, 2010 at the age of 87. Mr. Nitta di ...

Loomis war heroes honored by county

It was a day 67 years in the making. On Dec. 16, Placer County officials and members of the Japanese American Citizens League unveiled the first phase of a monument to honor the P ...

Wanted: Local veterans for Library of Congress project

The wartime memories of Shigeo Yokote, of Loomis, are exactly what the Veterans History Project aims to preserve. Since 2000, the Library of Congress American Folklife Center has b ...