Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story
Monday, February 24 ~ 5:00-7:00 PM ~ USF Fromm Hall 110, the Maier Room
A film produced by Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers, Associate Producer Karen Matsumoto
HONOR & SACRIFICE tells the complex story of a Japanese immigrant
family ripped apart by WWII. The Matsumoto family included five sons;
two who fought for the Americans and three who fought for the Japanese.
The eldest, Hiroshi (Roy), became a hero, fighting against the Japanese
with Merrill's Marauders, an American guerrilla unit in Burma and became
a hero when he used his Japanese language skills and military training
to save his surrounded, starving battalion deep in the Burmese jungle.
At the same time his parents and sisters were living in their family’s
ancestral home, Hiroshima. The story is told by Roy's daughter Karen as
she discovers her father's work in military intelligence, kept secret
for 50 years.
Sponsored by the Master of Arts in Asian Pacific Studies Program. Co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Studies Program.