Spady Koyama

Nisei male. Born June 4, 1917, in Ferry County, Washington. Sent to Japan at age five following father's death, returning to Spokane, Washington, in 1927. Enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1942. Served with the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) in the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II where he was seriously injured during a kamikaze dive bomb attack. Was recalled to active duty and subsequently served both in the Korean War and Vietnam War in military intelligence, directing the U.S. Army's counterintelligence in Vietnam. Retired from service in 1970 with the rank of colonel.


Spady Koyama Interview I — ddr-densho-1000-38
March 23, 1998. Seattle, Washington.
01:47:01 — 28 segments.
Spady Koyama Interview II — ddr-densho-1000-39
June 28, 1999. Seattle, Washington.
01:30:10 — 17 segments.
Spady Koyama