Narrator Roy Doi
Nisei male. Born March 26, 1933, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento where father was a migrant farm laborer. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred with family to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to California after the war.
img Roy W. Howard arriving in Yokohama (ddr-njpa-1-640)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "[illegible] Roy Wilson Howard."
Narrator Roy Ebihara
Nisei male. Born January 11, 1934, in Clovis, New Mexico, where father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. On January 19, 1942, officials rounded up all of the Japanese Americans in Clovis and removed them from the town without warning in the middle of the night in response to an angry mob of townspeople who were ...
Narrator Roy Nakagawa
Nisei male. Born December 28, 1916, in Missoula, Montana. Spent early part of childhood in Montana, where parents ran a farm. Moved with family to Seattle, Washington, finished school, and attended the University of Washington. Moved to the Los Angeles area for work. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving ...
doc Testimony of Roy Yoshio Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-251)
Written testimony of Roy Yoshio Sakamoto of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Narrator Roy M. Hirabayashi
Sansei male. Born January 1, 1951, in Berkeley, California. Grew up in Oakland, and got involved with music at an early age. Attended Cal State Hayward and San Jose State during the Civil Rights Movement. Got involved with civil rights and Asian American issues. Along with wife, PJ Hirabayashi, founded the prominent group San Jose Taiko.
img "Roy Kawase, heavy eqpt Co. C. 100th Bn." (ddr-densho-201-384)
Japanese American soldier carrying heavy equipment over rocks. Caption on front: "Roy Kawase, heavy eqpt Co. C. 100th Bn."
doc Letter to Frances Haglund from a former student (ddr-densho-275-9)
Letter to Frances Haglund from Roy "Bull" Suzuki, a former student who was serving in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team
Narrator Roy Takai
Nisei male. Born October 3, 1918, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, was drafted out of the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence service as a translator and interpreter in India, Burma and Japan.
img Bronze Star presentation ceremony (ddr-densho-107-24)
Front row (L to R): Lt. Roy Nakada, unknown, T/Sgt Roy Matsumoto, unknown, unknown, Lt. George Nakamura, S/Sgt. John Morozumi. Back row: All are unknown.
doc Testimony of Roy Soejima (ddr-densho-67-277)
Written testimony of Roy Soejima, born in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Narrator Roy H. Matsumoto
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1913 in Laguna, California. Lived in Japan from childhood through teenage years, before returning to the United States during high school. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Volunteered for the U.S. army in 1942, and was inducted in the Military Intelligence Service ...
Narrator Roy Murakami
Nisei male. Born January 15, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Prior to World War II, father was a community leader who helped to establish the first judo dojo in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Following the war, served in the military during the Korean War, and eventually returned ...
img Two Japanese American soldiers in France (ddr-densho-201-386)
Caption on front: "Me, Roy Menton France."
img Japanese American soldier sitting in the grass (ddr-densho-201-387)
Caption on front: "Roy Kawase, Died Apr 28, '92."