Susumu Ito, 92, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service with the all-Japanese-American 442nd Combat Regiment in World War II. While his family was interred, he fought valiantly, storming an enemy-fortified section of the Vosges Mountains to rescue a captured battalion of Texas Infantrymen and helping to liberate the prisoners of a Nazi death camp. After leaving the army, he earned a Ph.D., taught at Harvard Medical School, and became a world-renowned expert in his field. He discusses how these remarkable experiences have influenced his outlook, and wonders what his life might be like in the coming years.