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 (567)

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

567 items
[442nd Regimental Combat Team reunions and Ikemoto family] (ddr-csujad-1-179)
img [442nd Regimental Combat Team reunions and Ikemoto family] (ddr-csujad-1-179)
Six images of 442nd Regimental Combat Team reunions held in different locations along with, potentially, Henry Y. Ikemoto and his family members. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_105
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-152)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-152)
A photograph of Colonel Pi__ and his wife Peggy, "C" Company. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-94." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_078
[Men in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-31)
img [Men in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-31)
Two men in military uniform pose together outside a building. One is a Japanese American man wearing a helmet and the other is wearing a military cap. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_025
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-173)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-173)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-144." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_099
[Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-133)
img [Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-133)
A photograph of attendees. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-77." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_059
[Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita, Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-82)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita, Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-82)
A photograph includes Mrs. Yamashita, Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Wally Kagawa. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-14." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_008
[Mini-reunion, Toro Hirose] (ddr-csujad-1-106)
img [Mini-reunion, Toro Hirose] (ddr-csujad-1-106)
A photograph includes Toro Hirose. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-39." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_032
[Mini-reunion, Seiya Tanaka, Mrs. Saimo] (ddr-csujad-1-110)
img [Mini-reunion, Seiya Tanaka, Mrs. Saimo] (ddr-csujad-1-110)
A photograph includes Seiya Tanaka and Mrs. Saimo. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-43." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_036
Letter from Drusilla Tanaka to Col. Kim with article (ddr-csujad-1-65)
doc Letter from Drusilla Tanaka to Col. Kim with article (ddr-csujad-1-65)
A photocopy of a letter from Drusilla Tanaka, one of the Board's Research Team members, to Col. Kim. In the letter, Drusilla Tanaka described her team's research on Americans of Japanese Ancestry who were killed in action during World War II. The other members' names of the Board's Research Team, Karleen Chinen and Ted Tsukiyama, are ...
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-172)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-172)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-141." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_098
[Mini-reunion, Chappie Kishaba] (ddr-csujad-1-111)
img [Mini-reunion, Chappie Kishaba] (ddr-csujad-1-111)
A photograph of Chappie Kishaba. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-48." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_037
Memorial Day services (ddr-csujad-1-205)
doc Memorial Day services (ddr-csujad-1-205)
A program for Memorial Day services held at Evergreen Memorial Park, Los Angeles California on May 25, 1998. Services were conducted by the Nisei Veterans Coordinating Council. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_04_09_001
[Mini-reunion, Toro Hirose, Tak Hattori, Eddie Murakami] (ddr-csujad-1-104)
img [Mini-reunion, Toro Hirose, Tak Hattori, Eddie Murakami] (ddr-csujad-1-104)
A photograph of Toro Hirose, Tak Hattori, and Eddie Murakami. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-38." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_030
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-123)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-123)
A group photograph of attendees. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-60." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_049
[Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita and Mrs. Mary Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-85)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita and Mrs. Mary Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-85)
A photograph includes Mrs. Yamashita and Mrs. Mary Kawagoye. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-19." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_011
[Mini-reunion, Ernie Maruyama, Henry Ikemoto, Roy Nishio, Dave Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-96)
img [Mini-reunion, Ernie Maruyama, Henry Ikemoto, Roy Nishio, Dave Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-96)
A photograph of Ernie Maruyama, Henry Ikemoto, Roy Nishio, and Dave Kawagoye. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-30." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_022
[Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-130)
img [Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-130)
A photograph of attendees in a shop. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-68." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_056
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-169)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-169)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-140." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_095
[Men in military uniform gathering] (ddr-csujad-1-17)
img [Men in military uniform gathering] (ddr-csujad-1-17)
Five Japanese American men in military uniform, gathering and talking outside, are pictured. On back of photograph, names are written: "Mike, ____, Tay__, Shi____, Hideo." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_011
Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 29, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-15)
doc Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 29, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-15)
A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, he describes his life and the conditions of the Rohwer incarceration camp. He also describes the Japanese American soldiers visiting the camp: among the soldiers, he finds Sam Kita, one of his ...
I am a doughboy (ddr-csujad-5-297)
doc I am a doughboy (ddr-csujad-5-297)
A booklet given to soldiers at the U.S. Infantry Replacement Training Centers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_06_06_001
Marion Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-19)
doc Marion Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-19)
Oral history interview with Marion Masada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MASADA_MARION
Hiroshi Kusakai interview (ddr-csujad-6-16)
doc Hiroshi Kusakai interview (ddr-csujad-6-16)
Oral history interview with Hiroshi Kusakai. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KUSAKAI_HIROSHI
Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
doc Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
Oral history interview with Frank Suzuki. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_SUZUKI_FRANK
Saburo Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-20)
doc Saburo Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-20)
Oral history interview with Saburo Masada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MASADA_SABURO
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