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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 (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
[Mini-reunion, Shiro Yamamoto and Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-93)
img [Mini-reunion, Shiro Yamamoto and Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-93)
A photograph of Shiro Yamamoto and Wally Kagawa. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-29." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_019
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-167)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-167)
A photograph includes four attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-139." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_093
[Mini-reunion, music performance] (ddr-csujad-1-135)
img [Mini-reunion, music performance] (ddr-csujad-1-135)
A photograph of the attendees' music performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-80." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_061
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-178)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-178)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-146." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_104
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-120)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-120)
A group photograph includes: Hiroshi Kaku, Toro Hirose, Goro Inaba, Shiro Yamamoto, George Tamura, Hiroshi Kami, Jack Kaguni, Ernie Maruyama, Frank Seto, Tom Nakata, Henry Ikemoto, Seiya Tanaka, Eddie Murakami, Wally Kagawa, Masato Doi, Jerry Ayabe, Hiyumi Saimo, Tak Hattori, Roy Nishio, Dave Kawagoye, Kuni Hisatomi, Chappie Kishaba. Recorded number on the back side of the ...
[Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa, Ernie Maruyama, Shiro Yamamoto, Roy Nishio, Chappie Kishaba] (ddr-csujad-1-101)
img [Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa, Ernie Maruyama, Shiro Yamamoto, Roy Nishio, Chappie Kishaba] (ddr-csujad-1-101)
A photograph of Wally Kagawa, Ernie Maruyama, Shiro Yamamoto, Roy Nishio, and Chappie Kishaba. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-37." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_027
[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 splitting firewood] (ddr-csujad-1-43)
img [Men in military uniform splitting firewood] (ddr-csujad-1-43)
A group of Japanese American men in military uniform is pictured. One of them splits firewood. The inscription on back of photograph reads, "your Christmas ____ ____." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_037
[Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-14)
img [Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-14)
Two Japanese American men in military uniform pose together. One sits on a military vehicle and the other stands next to it. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_008
[Mini-reunion, Masato Doi, Toro Hirose, Henry Ikemoto, and Seiya Tanaka] (ddr-csujad-1-84)
img [Mini-reunion, Masato Doi, Toro Hirose, Henry Ikemoto, and Seiya Tanaka] (ddr-csujad-1-84)
A photograph of Masato Doi, Toro Hirose, Henry Ikemoto, and Seiya Tanaka from left to right. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-16." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_010
[Mini-reunion, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ayabe, Masato Doi, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kaguni] (ddr-csujad-1-108)
img [Mini-reunion, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ayabe, Masato Doi, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kaguni] (ddr-csujad-1-108)
A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ayabe, Masato Doi, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kaguni. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-42." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_034
[Mini-reunion, Seiya Tanaka, Wally Kagawa, Toro Hirose] (ddr-csujad-1-90)
img [Mini-reunion, Seiya Tanaka, Wally Kagawa, Toro Hirose] (ddr-csujad-1-90)
A photograph of Seiya Tanaka, Wally Kagawa, and Toro Hirose. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-21." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_016
[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, room] (ddr-csujad-1-171)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-171)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-143." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_097
[Man in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-34)
img [Man in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-34)
A Japanese American man in military uniform poses next to a military vehicle. On front of photograph, there is handwritten inscription. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_028
[Men in military uniform on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-42)
img [Men in military uniform on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-42)
Two Japanese American men in military uniform are pictured. They are siting on the back of military vehicle and talking. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_036
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Young Kim] (ddr-csujad-1-150)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Young Kim] (ddr-csujad-1-150)
A photograph of Colonel Young Kim, 100th Infantry Battalion. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-91." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_076
[Documents regarding Colonel Young O. Kim's Medal of Honor] (ddr-csujad-1-198)
doc [Documents regarding Colonel Young O. Kim's Medal of Honor] (ddr-csujad-1-198)
Includes photocopied documents to support Colonel Young O. Kim's Medal of Honor. Photocopied excerpt from "Mud and blood," by Colonel James J. Gillespie, which was originally published in "Infantry journal magazine, December 1944, is also included. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_03_11_001
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-168)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-168)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-137." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_094
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-125)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-125)
A group photograph of attendees. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-61." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_051
[Mini-reunion, speech] (ddr-csujad-1-146)
img [Mini-reunion, speech] (ddr-csujad-1-146)
A photograph of an attendee. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-87." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_072
Anti-Tank Company 442nd Regimental Combat Team (ddr-csujad-1-54)
doc Anti-Tank Company 442nd Regimental Combat Team (ddr-csujad-1-54)
An article about Anti-Tank Company. It describes the uniqueness and experience of the Anti-tank Company during WWII. The shorter version or draft of this article is found in item: csudh_ike_0061. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_02_003
[Man looking out from window] (ddr-csujad-1-33)
img [Man looking out from window] (ddr-csujad-1-33)
A Japanese American man looks out from a winder of a building. On front of photograph, he is named Neil. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_027
[Man in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-30)
img [Man in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-30)
A Japanese American in military uniform poses standing behind a military vehicle. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_024
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