Military service

The story of Japanese Americans in the military during World War II is complex and in many ways ironic. It is a story of mistrust by the very country for which these soldiers placed themselves in harms' way. Many were drafted directly out of the camps and fought for democracy abroad while their parents and families were incarcerated by their own government.

Military service (302)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
298th/299th Infantry, Charles H. Bonesteel, Buddhahead, Fighting for Tomorrow: Japanese Americans in America's Wars (exhibition), Frank "Foo" Fujita, GI Bill, Hawaii Territorial Guard, Hood River incident, Japanese American World War II military service memorials, Japanese Americans in military during World War II, Samuel Wilder King, Kotonk, Ben Kuroki, Spark Matsunaga, None, Rescue of the Lost Battalion, Revolution of 1954, Shigeo Yoshida

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Memorial service, reunion of Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-8-3)
img Memorial service, reunion of Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-8-3)
Grandchildren of Nisei veterans of World War II stand at this memorial service, which took place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Nisei veterans reunion (ddr-densho-8-5)
img Nisei veterans reunion (ddr-densho-8-5)
This Nisei veteran reunion took place over Independence Day weekend. Shown here is keynote speaker, Four Star General Eric Shinseki.
Soldier (ddr-densho-258-91)
img Soldier (ddr-densho-258-91)
Hideo Kato, in uniform, standing in front of a barracks. Caption above: "Hidio [sic]."
U.S. Army general at memorial service for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-14-1)
img U.S. Army general at memorial service for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-14-1)
General David Bramlett, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The service was part of a reunion of Nisei veterans. (Nisei veterans national convention program.)
Disabled German plane on the Autobahn (ddr-densho-22-38)
img Disabled German plane on the Autobahn (ddr-densho-22-38)
Caption in album: "Between Munich - Augsburg the highway used as runways many German planes could be seen on the side most disabled."
Citation for the commendation ribbon with metal [sic] pendant (ddr-densho-271-2)
doc Citation for the commendation ribbon with metal [sic] pendant (ddr-densho-271-2)
Notification of a U.S. army commendation for Kiwamu Tshuchida's distinguished service in Japan from May, 1952 to October, 1953.
VOXPAPA Vol. I No. 8 (ddr-densho-280-120)
doc VOXPAPA Vol. I No. 8 (ddr-densho-280-120)
Selected article titles: "World News" (p. 1), "Daily Log" (p. 1), "Sports" (p. 2), "Today's Movie" (p. 2), "The Crow's Nest" (p. 2).
The Kinkatis News Vol. I No. 6 (ddr-densho-280-117)
doc The Kinkatis News Vol. I No. 6 (ddr-densho-280-117)
Selected article titles: "Armistice Day" (p. 1), "Unity of Command" (p. 1), "Views of the News" (p. 2), "Sports Round Up" (p. 3).
Rifleman's qualification certificate (ddr-densho-72-43)
doc Rifleman's qualification certificate (ddr-densho-72-43)
This certificate is from page of scrapbook "Scrapbook: 1946"
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 40 (November 30, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-42)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 40 (November 30, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-42)
Selected article titles: "Comply with Smoking Ban at All Indoor Gatherings" (p. 1), "263 Casualties Listed from 9 Centers-WRA" (p. 2), and "Issei Volunteers to Be Accepted by U.S. Army" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 13 (March 30, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-62)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 13 (March 30, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-62)
Selected article titles: "Spain Quits as Protecting Power: Vice Consul of Spain Leaves Center After Receiving Order" (p. 1), "Nisei Inducted into U.S. Army Now Total 17,600" (p. 1), "9 Sentenced on Charges of Violating Regulations" (pp. 1-2), and "Procedure Given for Those Planning Return to Hawaii" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 31 (August 3, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-79)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 31 (August 3, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-79)
Selected article titles: "Japan Now Represented in U.S. by Swiss Govt." (pp. 1, 3), "Army Alone Determines Who Can Return--Pratt" (pp. 1-2), "Demonstration Given by Center Fire Dept." (p. 2), and "Safety Council Gives Warning" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 72 (October 3, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-59)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 72 (October 3, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-59)
"Local 7 Rejects Ousted Officials" (p. 1), Postscript to World War II: Nation's War Dead to Return Oct. 10" (p. 1), "Court Returns Greenhouses to Japanese" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 38 (June 3, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-26)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 38 (June 3, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-26)
"Lest We Forget : The GI's Who Didn't Come Back " (p. 1), "Hears Pleas for Claims Board Bill" (p. 1),"MISLS to Send Teams East" (p. 4).
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