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Mr. Pierre Moulin nommé Membre d’Honneur du 8ème Bataillon des Troupes Spéciales – Corps des Sous-Officiers de l’Armée Américaine le 7 novembre 2014 à l’occasion d’une cérémonie officielle devant le Musée de l’Armée Américaine à Fort De Russy, Honolulu, Hawaii. For the celebration of the Veterans day, during an official ceremony in front of the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii on November 7, 2014, Pierre Moulin was named Honorary Member of the 8th Special Troops Battalion – Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the U.S. Army.


From Bruyères (Vosges), France, to Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Bruyères – Honolulu : Camp US sur les rails

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Bruyères - Honolulu : Camp US sur les rails

Présidée par Martial Hilaire, l’assemblée générale du Chemin de la Paix et de la Liberté – Jumelage Bruyères-Honolulu, s’est tenue devant une …

Mr. Guillaume Maman (futur Consul Honoraire de France à Honolulu, Hawaii), Mme Nadia Fataau (Secrétaire du Consulat), Mme Patricia Lee (Consul Honoraire de France à Honolulu qui part à la retraite), Mme Pauline Carmona (nouveau Consul de France à San Francisco) et Mr. Pierre Moulin, nouveau Directeur Culturel MDFDE/Oahu/Honolulu.

Chers membres du MDFDE, chers amis internautes,

Aloha Everyone!

J’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que mon cher ami Pierre MOULIN, Senior Team Leader MDFDE/Hawaii, nommé Membre d’Honneur du 8ème Bataillon des Troupes Spéciales – Corps des Sous-Officiers de l’Armée Américaine en novembre dernier, et que je félicite chaudement pour cette marque de distinction hautement méritée sachant son engagement de longue date à la cause de nos valeureux Niseis du légendaire 100th/422nd RCT – dont 34 d’entre eux que je salue avec beaucoup d’émotion ont (enfin) été faits « Chevalier dans l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur » le mois dernier – nous fait lui-même l’honneur de devenir notre Directeur Culturel MDFDE/Oahu/Honolulu.

À ce titre, Pierre aura pour noble mission d’assister votre Présidente notamment dans la réalisation de nos célébrations du 230ème Anniversaire du débarquement de Jean-François Galaup comte de La Pérouse à La Perouse Bay, Maui, Hawaii (le 30 mai 1786), et du 55ème Anniversaire du Jumelage entre Bruyères (Vosges) et Honolulu (Hawaii), ville natale du Président Barack Obama; et d’être ainsi notre liaison permanente auprès du Gouverneur d’Hawaii, David Ige dont le propre père, Tokio Ige, avait servi dans le 100th/422nd RCT et reçu pour ses exploits le Purple Heart et la Bronze Star…

Fidèlement vôtre,

Elisabeth Jenssen






442nd RCT a partagé l’album de Bruyères-en-Vosges Chemin de la Paix et de la Liberté.

10 novembre 2014 · Pierre Moulin named  Honorary Member of the 8th Special Troops Battalion – Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the U.S. Army.


Mr. Pierre Moulin with the distinguished honorees.


« O, say!  can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?« And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there. O say! does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


Message de Mr. Pierre Moulin


Aloha everybody,
On January 24, 2015 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Honolulu, 34 veterans of the 100/442nd were awarded the Cross of the Knight of the Legion of Honor (Highest decoration in France) by the Consul of France from San Francisco, Mme Pauline Carmona, in presence of the Governor of Hawaii David Ige, and numerous personalities during an impressive ceremony.
On January 14, 2015, Anais Cassin from Bruyeres came to the Club 100 to present the new ambitious projet called « Camp US » evaluated at 12 millions Euros (15 millions dollars). It will be a huge learning center to teach the French the incredible story of the liberators and the history of the A.J.A. especially.
During the ceremonies of the Memorial Day, I was named Honorary member of the NCO Academy by the 8th Special troops Battalion. After so many years of success, my book U.S. Samurais in Bruyeres is Sold OUT! Thanks a million to my readers. 
My friend Philippe Poix just made a beautiful slideshow about the 89 stops of my Peace and Freedom Trail in Bruyeres. Please visit his blog bruyeres-vosges.over-blog.com . Voir dans Aloha en francais. The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bruyeres was once more unbelievable. Here is the link for the video, Mahalo to everybody who made this day as it is. http://www.pierremoulin.com/

70eme Anniversaire de la Libération de BRUYERES

In the Museum, we just opened a new exhibit made by Mark Matsunaga and his team about the Military Intelligence Service. Big surprise I saw for the first time in twenty years from a Japanese American organization, an add for one of my book: American Samurais – WWII in the Pacific. Never too late ! Thanks a million to Mark!
A bientôt et amitiés à tous,




Nisei Veterans Honored with France’s Highest Award

Story Number: NNS150126-14 Release Date: 1/26/2015 1:17:00 PM

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

Nisei veterans honored with France’s highest award
Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, delivers remarks at a ceremony honoring World War II veterans of the 100th Battalion 442nd Regiment at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. During the ceremony, 34 veterans were presented the French Legion of Honor for their efforts in the liberation of France. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Wilbur/Released)

HONOLULU (NNS) — U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., was among a group of more than 300 who gathered for the awarding of the French Legion of Honor to 34 World War II Nisei veterans of the 100th Battalion 442nd Regiment, Jan. 23 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

France’s highest award was presented to the Nisei veterans by Consul General Pauline Carmona, who flew in from the French Consulate in San Francisco for the special ceremony.

Ranging from 90 to 96 years old, the veterans were also honored as « Chevalier dans l’Ordre national de la Legion d’honneur (Knight in the National Order of the French Legion of Honor) » for their participation in the liberation of France during World War II.

Some of the veterans to receive the honor passed away after the award was approved.

Harris commended the American patriots in an emotional keynote address.

« And now the names of these brave veterans here today will be added to that very select group of international heroes and that honor is well deserved, » said Harris. « For each of you are heroes who served on the front lines, fought in the battles, bled on the battlefield and helped liberate a nation. Gentlemen, your deeds are the stuff of legends. »

Harold Kudo of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and president of the Maunalani Veterans Club showed his appreciation for the recognition from France.

« We are grateful for the support we receive. Thank you families and friends for being who you are, our ohana, » said Kudo. « To you fellow veterans, thank you for your military service. To the Consul General of France, merci beaucoup for today. »

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was composed of Japanese Americans – most of whom were from Hawaii.

The current commander of the Army’s 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Lt. Col. Daniel J. Austin spoke of how the Nisei veterans overcoming tremendous obstacles continue to inspire those serving in the military today.

« I am positive that none of our veterans here on stage today fought 74 years ago for all of the honors and accolades they would receive over the decades, » said Austin. « They made a decision not knowing the future. They made a decision at a time when their nation did not live up to its ideals, did not accept their values as citizens. So yes, their war record is enviable. What amazing warriors and perhaps even more remarkable, is their patriotism. »

Both Austin and Harris noted the need to never forget what the Nisei veterans accomplished.

« Our nation draws her strength from those who served in the past, like these veterans of World War II, » said Harris. « Our nation draws her strength from those who serve today, like those in uniform seated throughout the audience. And our nation will continue to draw her strength from those who freely volunteer to serve and defend our nation as members of our armed forces. Those who serve are part of an unbroken chain, linking Americans, generation to generation. »

For more news from U.S. Pacific Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/cpf/




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