Beyond the Call of Duty: Honoring the 24 Japanese American Medal of Honor Recipients (exhibition)


RG Media Type exhibitions
Title Beyond the Call of Duty: Honoring the 24 Japanese American Medal of Honor Recipients
Creators Japanese American National Museum
Interest Level Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult
Theme Patriotism - positive side or complications; Heroism - real and perceived
Genre History
Availability Limited availability
Free Web Version No
Has Teaching Aids? Yes
Geography United States; Europe; Asia
Chronology 1940s

2004-05 exhibition on Japanese American recipients of the Medal of Honor, the country's highest military decoration organized by the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). Of the twenty-four Japanese American recipients, twenty-one were honored for their service during World War II. Beyond the Call of Duty was one of eight exhibitions in the Little Rock, Arkansas, area that were part of the Life Interrupted project, a collaboration between JANM and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Three of the exhibitions, all on some aspect of the Japanese American military experience, were displayed at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, the other two being Witness: Our Brothers' Keepers and Undaunted Courage, Proven Loyalty: Japanese American Soldiers in World War II.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho

For More Information

Life Interrupted exhibitions, Japanese American National Museum website. http://www.janm.org/events/2004/lifeinterrupted/exhibitions/.