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 (530)

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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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 6 (August 6, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 6 (August 6, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-31)
Selected article titles: "Rumsfeld Praises Nisei War Record" (p. 1), "National Council Narrative: Final Session: Policies, Budget, Election" (pp. 1-3), and "Policy Statements" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2053 (July 27, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2053 (July 27, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-29)
Selected article titles: "U.S. Responds to 'Save the Boat People' Campaign" (p. 1), "In the Last 100 Years: Estimate 905,000 Japanese Emigrated" (p. 1), "Guest Speaker: A 'No-No' Segregee" (pp. 4, 9), and "Nisei in Japan: Yankee Samurai Here and Now" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 25 (December 17, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 25 (December 17, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-50)
Selected article titles: "Matsui Chides Hayakawa for Dec. 7 Anti-Redress Speech" (p. 1), "U.S.-Japan Trade: Showdown Nears" (pp. 1, 4), "A-Bomb Survivors to Seek Hibakusha Research Bill" (p. 2), and "From the Frying Pan: Niihau: Bizarre Episode of WWII" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 11 (December, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 11 (December, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-23)
Holiday issue organized into sections A 1-36, B 1-56, and A 37-64. Selected article titles: "Who Were the Japanese Americans?" (pp. A15-A16), "'Ethnicity: Please Check One'" (p. A18), "MIS: The Untold Stories" (pp. A34-A35, A37, A39, A41-A42), and "A Bill of Rights for Asserting a Multiracial Identity" (pp. B6-B7).
Japanese forces signing the surrender treaty (ddr-densho-299-96)
img Japanese forces signing the surrender treaty (ddr-densho-299-96)
Caption: "Aboard the USS Missouri, the victors and the vanquished sign the historic / surrender document."
Japanese soldiers returning after surrender (ddr-densho-299-3)
img Japanese soldiers returning after surrender (ddr-densho-299-3)
Caption on reverse: "Soldiers / returning after / surrender."
Koreans welcoming American troops (ddr-densho-299-108)
img Koreans welcoming American troops (ddr-densho-299-108)
Caption: "In Korea, the populace await the arrival of American troops at the end of the war."
The Kinkatis News Vol. I No. 2 (ddr-densho-280-115)
doc The Kinkatis News Vol. I No. 2 (ddr-densho-280-115)
Selected article titles: "Intramuros Case Next" (p. 1), "Quick View of the News" (p. 1), "Kinkatrick Travelogue" (p. 1).
Soldier outside a theater (ddr-densho-91-11)
img Soldier outside a theater (ddr-densho-91-11)
Camp Kaiserslatten in Southern Germany near Landstool Airbase.
Nisei soldiers eating (ddr-densho-114-44)
img Nisei soldiers eating (ddr-densho-114-44)
Original caption: North Africa Theater. Japanese soldiers in the U.S. Army, are eating chow in the field, using a pan for a stove, L to R: Capt. Victor J. Bonin, Lowell, Mass., and Hilo, Hawaii; Pfc. Morio Kidani, Honolulu; and Pfc. Yasuo Takenouchi, Kapaa, Kauai. 1943.
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 soldiers (ddr-densho-325-112)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-325-112)
Written on front of photograph "To Horuichi [illegible]"
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