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.

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, Kay Nakata] (ddr-csujad-1-105)
img [Mini-reunion, Kay Nakata] (ddr-csujad-1-105)
A photograph includes Kay Nakata. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-41." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_031
[Man sitting on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-16)
img [Man sitting on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-16)
A Japanese American man sits on railroad tracks and poses in smile. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_010
[Man in military uniform sitting on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-8)
img [Man in military uniform sitting on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-8)
A Japanese American man in military uniform poses sitting on railroad tracks. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_002
[Mini-reunion, Mrs. Rose Nishio, Mrs. Gladys Murakami] (ddr-csujad-1-97)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Rose Nishio, Mrs. Gladys Murakami] (ddr-csujad-1-97)
A photograph of Mrs. Rose Nishio and Mrs. Gladys Murakami. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-33." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_023
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-124)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-124)
A group photograph of attendees. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-58." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_050
[Mini-reunion, Kuni Hisatomi and Shiro Yamamoto] (ddr-csujad-1-86)
img [Mini-reunion, Kuni Hisatomi and Shiro Yamamoto] (ddr-csujad-1-86)
A photograph includes Kuni Hisatomi and Shiro Yamamoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-17." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_012
[Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-145)
img [Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-145)
A photograph of Wally Kagawa. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-89." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_071
[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 ...
[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
[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
[Men in military uniform and women from American Red Cross] (ddr-csujad-1-10)
img [Men in military uniform and women from American Red Cross] (ddr-csujad-1-10)
Two men and two women are photographed. One of the men poses holding a cup. The other man stands back and two women from what might be the American Red Cross provide food supplies. A military vehicle with a white star and circle Allied Forces symbol is parked in front of a building. See this object ...
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-163)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-163)
A photograph includes attendees with beer bottles on the table. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-108." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_089
[Man in military uniform washing hair] (ddr-csujad-1-7)
img [Man in military uniform washing hair] (ddr-csujad-1-7)
A Japanese-American man in military uniform poses next to a military truck while washing hair. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_001
[Mini-reunion, speech] (ddr-csujad-1-137)
img [Mini-reunion, speech] (ddr-csujad-1-137)
A photograph of an attendee. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-81." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_063
[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, 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
[Mini-reunion, Ernie Maruyama] (ddr-csujad-1-113)
img [Mini-reunion, Ernie Maruyama] (ddr-csujad-1-113)
A photograph includes Ernie Maruyama. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-49." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_039
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-165)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-165)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-136." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_091
[Mini-reunion, Dave Kawagoye and Mrs. Mary Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-87)
img [Mini-reunion, Dave Kawagoye and Mrs. Mary Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-87)
A photograph includes Dave Kawagoye and Mrs. Mary Kawagoye. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-22." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_013
[Mini-reunion, Goro Inaba and Mrs. Hirose] (ddr-csujad-1-83)
img [Mini-reunion, Goro Inaba and Mrs. Hirose] (ddr-csujad-1-83)
A photograph of Goro Inaba and Mrs. Hirose. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-18." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_009
[Man in military uniform on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-23)
img [Man in military uniform on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-23)
Japanese American man in military uniform poses standing on railroad tracks. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_017
[Mini-reunion, Jerry Ayabe and Mrs. Ayabe, Yayo Inaba] (ddr-csujad-1-91)
img [Mini-reunion, Jerry Ayabe and Mrs. Ayabe, Yayo Inaba] (ddr-csujad-1-91)
A photograph includes Jerry Ayabe and Mrs. Ayabe, and Yayo Inaba. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-28." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_017
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-166)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-166)
A photograph includes attendees with beer bottles on the table. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-107." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_092
[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
[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
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