Gale Pillsbury Hilyer, ca.1919. Hilyer was captain of Company C of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard and a founding member of the Minneapolis NAACP. Image is from the Minneapolis National Advocate, March 15, 1919.
(L to R) Sergeant Herbert Miyasaki , General Frank Merrill, and Akiji Yoshimura, c.1945. Miyasaki and Yoshimura were graduates of the MISLS. Some of the most celebrated Nisei of the war fought with the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), better known as “Merrill’s Marauders.”