July 14 – September 6, 2015
Susumu “Sus” Ito’s WWII photographs were taken while on a tour of duty through Europe as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. While Ito participated in such dramatic events as the rescue of the Lost Battalion and the liberation of a sub-camp of Dachau, these rare and breathtaking images capture the humble daily lives of a group of young Japanese American soldiers. Before They Were Heroes is the first in JANM’s new Sharing Our Stories series of exhibitions drawn from the museum’s extensive permanent collection.
Visit janm.org/sus-ito for more information about the exhibition and related public programs.