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 (620)

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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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Soldier at his desk (ddr-densho-397-57)
img Soldier at his desk (ddr-densho-397-57)
Written in the bottom right-hand corner of the photograph "Most Sincerely Ted Sasaki".
Portrait of a solider (ddr-densho-397-47)
img Portrait of a solider (ddr-densho-397-47)
Written on the photograph " To Dear Mitsy, As ever sincerely Frank G Norimoto '44'".
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 9 (August 29, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 9 (August 29, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-35)
Select article titles: "JACL's Japan policy to go per-issue basis" (p. 1); "Gold Star Mother of World War II's Nisei CMH winner recall's son's heroism" (p. 2); "Text of Dr. Nishikawa's keynote address to Convention" (p.3); "Nisei must help U.S. to win cold war in Asia, urges Saund" (p.5)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 23 (June 7, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 23 (June 7, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-23)
Selected article titles: "Tribute to Nisei GIs at Arlington Dramatic" (p. 1, 4), "JACL Chapter Role in Struggle by Negroes for Equality Aired" (p. 1), "Rocky Mountain Memorial Dedicated" (pp. 1, 4), and "Sen. Fong Inserts Nisei WW2 Review in Congressional Record" (pp. 2, 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 24 (June 14, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 24 (June 14, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-24)
Selected article titles: "Chuman Musters L.A. Against Birmingham-Type Violence" (pp. 1-2), "Washington Newsletter: Commemorative Services" (pp. 1-2), "Sen. Fong Inserts Nisei WW2 Review in Congressional Record" (pp. 2-3), and "Devotion of JACLers on June 2 Com'ittee Undaunted by Rain" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 21 (May 21, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 21 (May 21, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-21)
Selected article titles: "JACLers across Nation to Honor Nisei War Dead" (p.1), "JACL Favors Administration's Changes to Immigration Law" (p.1-2), "Seattle Councilman Wing Luke Missing on Plane Flight" (p.1), "FDR Jr. to Chair New Post in EEOC to Rid Job Bias" (p.1-2), "Immigration Bill Activity" (p.2), "Civil Rights Compared to Cancer" (p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol 68, No. 11 (March 14, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol 68, No. 11 (March 14, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-11)
Select article titles: "Racial bias charged over Coroner Noguchi's release" (p. 1); "County Supervisors Face Test, Is It Racial Discrimination?" (p. 1); "Colo. Governor Asked To Probe Kitayama Strike" (p. 3); "Defense Language Institute West dedicates building in memory of Nisei war dead and G-2 graduates of WW2" (p. 3); "Nisei psychiatrist sees some good in ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 22 (June 7, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 22 (June 7, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-22)
Selected article titles: "Tule Lake Pilgrimage: 'More Should've Come'" (pp. 1-2), "Benefactors of Nikkei Remembered" (pp. 1-2), "Record Is Clear, Nisei GIs Turned Attitude Around" (p. 2), and "Cleveland JACL: Plight of the Average J.A." (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 6 (August 6, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 6 (August 6, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-31)
Selected article titles: "Rumsfeld Praises Nisei War Record" (p. 1), "National Council Narrative: Final Session: Policies, Budget, Election" (pp. 1-3), and "Policy Statements" (p. 2).
Letter to Michi and Walter Weglyn from Kiku Funabiki (ddr-densho-122-873)
doc Letter to Michi and Walter Weglyn from Kiku Funabiki (ddr-densho-122-873)
Re: telling the story of resisters in the military, and lack of support for Japanese S. Americans incarcerated.
doc "Topaz Welcomes Kuroki" (ddr-densho-122-524)
Report by WRA on Ben Kuroki's visit to Topaz Camp, Project Reports Division, Historical Section
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