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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Military service (2824)

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

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Danger sign (ddr-ajah-2-117)
img Danger sign (ddr-ajah-2-117)
"Danger! Persons who fail to halt when challenged by Military - guard during darkness are liable to be fired upon"
Church (ddr-ajah-2-679)
img Church (ddr-ajah-2-679)
Caption below photo: San Agostin Church inside the walled city
Men with machine gun (ddr-ajah-2-772)
img Men with machine gun (ddr-ajah-2-772)
Caption: Machine gun training with the 7th Division, 53rd Infantry Regiment, Company A, Fort Ord, near Monterey, CA 1941. Supplemental scan of ddr-ajah-2-96 with additional notes
Rows of tents in field (ddr-ajah-2-218)
img Rows of tents in field (ddr-ajah-2-218)
Caption below photo: Willets Rodeo Grounds - our first overnite stop
Group outside camp building (ddr-ajah-2-491)
img Group outside camp building (ddr-ajah-2-491)
Caption below photo: Tad / Tommy / Sus / Alex / Yuk / Masami
Three men on ship.  Joe Iwataki in center (ddr-ajah-2-646)
img Three men on ship. Joe Iwataki in center (ddr-ajah-2-646)
Caption below photo: Don Parsons / Remo / Taken aboard "Panama Express" en route to P.I.
Row of tents (ddr-ajah-2-178)
img Row of tents (ddr-ajah-2-178)
Caption below photo: Army Day at San Francisco, Camped at Polo Grounds, Golden Gate, October 1941
Audience and stage (ddr-ajah-2-122)
img Audience and stage (ddr-ajah-2-122)
Caption below photo: Fort Ord's Hollywood Bowl
Men with machine guns (ddr-ajah-2-773)
img Men with machine guns (ddr-ajah-2-773)
Caption: Machine gun training with the 7th Division, 53rd Infantry Regiment, Company A, Fort Ord, near Monterey, CA 1941. Supplemental scan of ddr-ajah-2-99 with additional notes
Letter from Jin to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-45)
doc Letter from Jin to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-45)
Letter from Jin who met Chimata Sumida at Rohwer and is presently in the Infantry "Somewhere in France."
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