War correspondent Lyn Crost (1915-1997) graduated magna cum laude in 1938 from Pembroke College. She was a Pembroke scholar, University scholar, and member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Crost reported for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C., before joining the Honolulu Star-Bulletin as its European correspondent. She later served as the Star-Bulletin's Washington correspondent and as a White House special assistant during the Eisenhower administration.
In her book Honor by Fire, published in 1994, Crost brought public attention to the contributions of previously hidden warriors, Japanese-American soldiers in the Military Intelligence Service. These soldiers played a vital role in the war in the Pacific as translators and interrogators.
During World War II, Crost covered the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, comprised of second-generation Japanese-Americans known as Nisei. It became the most decorated unit in U.S. military history. These Nisei served the U.S. while their relatives were confined to internment camps.
This book from Lyn Crost's library contains her biography.
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