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.

World War II (54)
Military service (570)

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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Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-325-103)
img Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-325-103)
The front of the photograph is addressed "To Horiuchi, Takeshi [illegible]"
Nisei soldier with gas mask (ddr-densho-325-131)
img Nisei soldier with gas mask (ddr-densho-325-131)
On the back of the photograph is written "Camp Roberts Sept 1941 Sumito Horiuchi"