shigeo yokote

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 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 ...

Loomis veterans find validation through service

Frank Kageta said he felt like he always had something to prove. The Japanese-American combat veteran had been confined in a U.S. internment camp following the bombing of Pearl Ha ...