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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Fishermen (ddr-densho-201-837)
img Fishermen (ddr-densho-201-837)
Caption in album: "Hey Joe, pineapple three for $10 / Antioch Victory (broke down) stuck at Azore [sic] one week. / J.W. McAndrew transfer."
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 …
doc "The Stars and Stripes Mediterranean" Newspaper April 1946 (ddr-densho-201-449)
"The Stars and Stripes Mediterranean; Unofficial paper of U.S. forces in the Mediterranean Theatre; Vol. 2, No. 261, Wednesday, April 10, 1946; Printed in Italy; Five Lire."
img "US Army Rest Center in Rome Italy" (ddr-densho-201-278)
Caption on front: "US Army Rest Center in Rome Italy." The Mussolini Forum Rest Center in Rome.
doc "Penbase Press: Peninsular Base Section, U.S. Army" Newspaper (ddr-densho-201-448)
Vol. 1, no. 65, April 10, 1946 edition of the Penbase Press newspaper. "Peninsular Base Section" refers to U.S. Military operations in Italy.
Citation for the army commendation medal (ddr-densho-271-1)
doc Citation for the army commendation medal (ddr-densho-271-1)
Notification of a U.S. army commendation for Kiwamu Tshuchida's distinguished service in Japan from April, 1960 to June, 1964.
Citation for the army commentation ribbon (ddr-densho-271-3)
doc Citation for the army commentation ribbon (ddr-densho-271-3)
Notification of a U.S. army commendation for Kiwamu Tshuchida's distinguished service in Japan from September, 1945 to February, 1946 and from August, 1946 to May, 1947.
Citation for the commendation ribbon with metal [sic] pendant (ddr-densho-271-2)
doc Citation for the commendation ribbon with metal [sic] pendant (ddr-densho-271-2)
Notification of a U.S. army commendation for Kiwamu Tshuchida's distinguished service in Japan from May, 1952 to October, 1953.
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 46 (July 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-34)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 46 (July 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-34)
"House Will Get Claims Board Measure Soon" (p. 1), "House to Study H.R. 3555" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 21 (March 3, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-92)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 21 (March 3, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-92)
"Japan-Born Youth Awarded U.S. Rights so He May Join Father, a Citizen in L.A." (p. 1), "Anti-Red Unit Favors Rights for Japanese" (p. 1), "Winnipeg Meet Will Consider JCCA Program" (p. 4), "JACL to Place Plaque on Ship Honoring Nisei" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 49 (July 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-36)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 49 (July 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-36)
"Accept Business Permit Applications to Japan" (p. 1), "JACL Goes Ahead to Speed Plans to Honor Nisei at Arlington" (p. 1), "Commons OK's Board to Sift Ouster Losses" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 43 (May 19, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-111)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 43 (May 19, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-111)
"Two Congressmen Point Out Wrong of Racial Bias against Minorities; Cite Plight of Japanese Americans" (p. 1), "Senate OK's Citizenship for War Vets" (p. 1), "Endorsements of Evacuation Claims Bills Now Urged by JACL-ADC in D.C.; Hearings Scheduled to Start Friday" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 97 (December 3, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-234)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 97 (December 3, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-234)
"JACL to Submit Memo to U.S. on Claims Matter" (p. 1), "Wash. State Bonus Queries Clarified" (p. 1), "If You Have Any Evacuation Claims, File Before Jan. 2, ADC Suggests" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 72 (September 9, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-241)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 72 (September 9, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-241)
"Truman Must Approve or Veto Walter Bill by Today; Ten-Day Period Ends" (p. 1), "C-B-I Hero's Wife Awaits Truman Okay" (p. 1), "Masaoka, Brilliant ADC Chief, Named to Distinguished Leadership Award" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 74 (October 10, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-61)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 74 (October 10, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-61)
"Nisei War Dead on Second Shipment of State Servicemen Killed in Action" (p. 1), "New Local 7 Cannery Union Officers Will be Installed on Nov. 1" (p. 1), "JCCC Promises Legal Experts for Japanese" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 4 (January 12, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-171)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 4 (January 12, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-171)
"Nisei Heroes To Be Buried in War Area" (p. 1), "JACL Aide Notes Indignities Suffered by Many Nisei Despite Decided Change of Sentiment Towards Us" (p. 1).
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