Hitoshi "Hank" Naito
Nisei male. Born April 20, 1926, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family was transferred to Tule Lake in response to father's answers on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire." Turned eighteen in Tule Lake, and also signed "no-no" on the questionnaire and renounced U.S. citizenship. Sent to Fort Lincoln (Bismarck) internment camp, North Dakota before going to Japan and reuniting with family. Lived in Japan for a number of years, taking a job with the U.S. army, and volunteering for the U.S. Air Force. Eventually regained citizenship and returned to the U.S.
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