Dr. Brian Yamamoto led 120 tour participants to France for the 100th/442nd 75th Anniversary Tour of France. We had one 442nd RCT veteran along on the tour. Lawson Sakai 442nd RCT E Co. was honored and given "honorary citizenship" in three French towns. He was also awarded a French Military Medal in a fourth town. Lawson earned a bronze star and three purple hearts during his combat with the unit in France and Italy. He has also been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, French Legion of Honor, and Japanese Order of the Rising Sun Medal.
Dr. Yamamoto also led the 70th Anniversary Tour of Italy with 43 participants in 2013 and the 70th Anniversary Tour to France with 65 participants in 2014. Dr Yamamoto's father and two uncles served in the Military Intelligence during WWII and four uncles served with the 100th/442nd/522nd as well.