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.

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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-60-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-60-1)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
Spark M. Matsunaga Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1007-3-1)
vh Spark M. Matsunaga Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1007-3-1)
The challenges faced by Nisei soldiers

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Representatives from supporting groups for Japanese American solders (ddr-csujad-56-315)
img Representatives from supporting groups for Japanese American solders (ddr-csujad-56-315)
Panoramic photo of representatives from supporting groups for Japanese American solders. Includes large American and Japanese flags. The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL. This image belongs to a group of images related to the Akutagawa family. See this object …
8F, [soldiers] (ddr-csujad-56-152)
img 8F, [soldiers] (ddr-csujad-56-152)
Candid portrait of Japanese American soldier holding gloves and a piece of paper. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-019
[Soldier] (ddr-csujad-56-149)
img [Soldier] (ddr-csujad-56-149)
Candid portrait of Japanese American soldier. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-016
[Japanese American soldier] (ddr-csujad-56-187)
img [Japanese American soldier] (ddr-csujad-56-187)
Japanese American soldier and incarceree standing in the snow outside the living quarters. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-054
[Japanese American soldier] (ddr-csujad-56-181)
img [Japanese American soldier] (ddr-csujad-56-181)
Picture of Japanese American incarceree and soldier standing in front of Amache Honor Roll four-sided board. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-048
[Soldier] (ddr-csujad-56-151)
img [Soldier] (ddr-csujad-56-151)
Candid portrait of Japanese American soldier holding a parcel. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-018
[Soldier] (ddr-csujad-56-150)
img [Soldier] (ddr-csujad-56-150)
Candid portrait of Japanese American soldier sitting in front of window outside. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-017
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