Minoru "Min" Tsubota
Nisei male. Born December 1, 1918, in Kent, Washington. Became interested in music in junior high school, and played in various music groups. Upon graduating from high school, worked for a manufacturing plant, and then volunteered for the army. Separated from unit along with other Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and eventually served as an interpreter for a court-martial involving the shooting of two Issei men in a Department of Justice internment camp. Assigned to the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, which was involved in liberating the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. Returned to Seattle after the war, and started a successful insurance business. Mr. Tsubota passed away in August 2008.
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