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Military Intelligence Service Language School

In this section, you can learn about the important role played by students at the Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS), which was located for a time at Fort Snelling. Interviews with veterans, images, newspapers, and other sources share the stories of the people who studied at the school and went on to play an important role in the Pacific Theater of WWII as well as during the rebuilding of Japan after the war's end. Over 6,000 students, mostly Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) , graduated from the school, and the U.S. Army estimated that their contributions helped shorten WWII by two years, saving countless lives.

Click the links below to explore the history of the MISLS at Fort Snelling:


The Starvation Study Medical Care at Fort Snelling Minnesota Home Front Induction Military Intelligence Service Language School