Chicago Nisei Post No. 1183 was established in 1949 with a charter
membership of 15 Japanese American veterans of World War II.
Its original name was Rome Arno Post, commemorating the initial
campaign of the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
It was chartered under its present name in 1953, and since then has
garnered numerous awards on the district, county, departmental and
national levels of the American Legion.
The Post currently has more than 120 members residing throughout
the continental United States. The majority of members are former Army
men, with a few who served in the Air Force, Navy and Marines. Their
record of service spans World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict,
Vietnam, and other conflicts to date.
Chicago Nisei Post is active in veterans’ affairs, and lends its support
to a number of community and national projects. The Post’s Color Guard
and Rifle Squad perform at public functions throughout the year.