Japanese American National Museum
Past Exhibitions

ON THE ROAD at Fullerton Arboretum—Before They Were Heroes: Sus Ito’s World War II Images

September 10 - October 29, 2017


Fullerton Arboretum
Fullerton, CA

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, these rare and breathtaking images capture the humble daily lives of a group of young Japanese American soldiers.

Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Rd
Fullerton, CA 92831

For more information about this presentation, visit their website at or contact 657.278.3407.


Visit the JANM exhibition site for more information about the exhibition, Sus Ito, and more.

Before They Were Heroes was on display at the Japanese American National Museum from July 14 – September 6, 2015.



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