Linda Tamura is Professor Emerita of Education, Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She is a Sansei (third generation Japanese American) and daughter of a World War II veteran. Raised on an orchard in Hood River, Oregon, Linda is also the granddaughter of Japanese immigrants. In addition to Nisei Soldiers Break their Silence, Linda is the author of Hood River Issei. She is very involved in projects, exhibits, and organizations educating and celebrating the history of Japanese Americans and inclusion in Oregon. As a former elementary school teacher and university professor, Dr. Linda Tamura is a teacher of teachers and an educational leader.