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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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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Letter from Robert J. Walsh Jr., Chief, Freedom of Information/Privacy Office, Department of the Army, to Michi Weglyn, July 23, 1990 (ddr-csujad-24-208)
doc Letter from Robert J. Walsh Jr., Chief, Freedom of Information/Privacy Office, Department of the Army, to Michi Weglyn, July 23, 1990 (ddr-csujad-24-208)
A letter from Robert J. Walsh Jr., Chief, Freedom of Information/Privacy Office, Department of the Army, to Michi Weglyn. The letter is a response to Weglyn's 1988 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), regarding records on the Japanese American Citizenship League (JACL). See this object in the California State ...
Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-359-1621)
img Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-359-1621)
The photograph is signed "Affectionately George".
Solider and woman (ddr-densho-359-1107)
img Solider and woman (ddr-densho-359-1107)
The photograph is signed "To uncle + auntie Sincerely. [illegible]." The caption in the album is "Hattiesburg Miss. 1944".
Letter from Ced [Cedrick Shimo] and Milli to Michi Weglyn, November 3, 1991 (ddr-csujad-24-85)
doc Letter from Ced [Cedrick Shimo] and Milli to Michi Weglyn, November 3, 1991 (ddr-csujad-24-85)
A letter from Cedrick and Milli Shimo to Michi Weglyn in which they talk about the the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. They also describe a reunion of survivors of the German concentration camp Dachau, and refer to a speaker at the event that talked about the treatment of African American soldiers during Word ...
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This oral ...
Diving for coin (ddr-densho-201-835)
img Diving for coin (ddr-densho-201-835)
Caption in album: "Diving after coin / Antioch Victory (broke down) stuck at Azore [sic] one week. / J.W. McAndrew transfer."
Soldiers preparing to go home (ddr-densho-201-807)
img Soldiers preparing to go home (ddr-densho-201-807)
Caption in album: "'Going home' / Aug. 1946 / Antioch Victory (ship)."
doc "Entering 92d Inf Div Area 1942-1945" (ddr-densho-201-405)
One-hundred-page booklet. Title on cover: "Entering 92nd Inf Div Area 1942-1945." Page three: "October 1942 - June 1945 With the 92d Infantry Division; Published by Information - Education Section, MTOUSA [Mediterranean Theater of Operations, United States Army]; Compiled by Historical Committee, 92nd Infantry Division. Photos Courtesy 'THE BUFFALO' and APS. Drawings- Sgt. Ted Shearer; Maps-S/Sgt. Rodney ...
Memorial service, reunion of Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-8-3)
img Memorial service, reunion of Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-8-3)
Grandchildren of Nisei veterans of World War II stand at this memorial service, which took place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Nisei veterans reunion (ddr-densho-8-5)
img Nisei veterans reunion (ddr-densho-8-5)
This Nisei veteran reunion took place over Independence Day weekend. Shown here is keynote speaker, Four Star General Eric Shinseki.
Soldier (ddr-densho-258-91)
img Soldier (ddr-densho-258-91)
Hideo Kato, in uniform, standing in front of a barracks. Caption above: "Hidio [sic]."
U.S. Army general at memorial service for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-14-1)
img U.S. Army general at memorial service for Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-14-1)
General David Bramlett, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The service was part of a reunion of Nisei veterans. (Nisei veterans national convention program.)
Disabled German plane on the Autobahn (ddr-densho-22-38)
img Disabled German plane on the Autobahn (ddr-densho-22-38)
Caption in album: "Between Munich - Augsburg the highway used as runways many German planes could be seen on the side most disabled."
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