Nisei soldier in Okinawa

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ddr-densho-107-36 (Legacy UID: denshopd-p107-00036)

Matsumoto Collection

Msgt Matsumoto transferred from Japan to Ryukyu Command, Okinawa, under U.S. jurisdiction until 1956. He was in charge of labor forces of more than 500 native Okinawans working for the Signal Corps on the island, in jobs such as construction crews, splicers, telephone operators, linesmen, radio repairmen, auto mechanics, kitchen personnel, office clerks, etc.

Winter 1950


Still Image


Courtesy of the Matsumoto Family Collection and the U.S. Army

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