doc "Disposition of World War II Armed Forces Dead" pamphlet (ddr-densho-25-119)
This pamphlet was sent to Matahichi Iseri following the death of his son, Private Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, during World War II.
img Funeral service for a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-25-64)
Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, son of Matahichi and Kisa Iseri, was killed in action during World War II. He was later buried in Seattle, Washington.
doc Instructions to an Issei man regarding the burial of his son (ddr-densho-25-62)
Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, son of Matahichi and Kisa Iseri, was killed in action during the war. Matahichi Iseri was instructed to fill out a form entitled "Application for Final Disposition of Remains."
doc Notification of a Nisei's induction into the military (ddr-densho-25-50)
Letter from the chaplain of the 12th training Regiment at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, to Matahichi Iseri. The letter describes Camp Robinson, where his son, Mitsuo (Mike), had been sent for military training. On January 23, 1942, the government decided to send Japanese American soldiers who were still in service to special camps in Arkansas and Alabama. …
doc Letter from Friends of the American Way (ddr-densho-25-61)
In this letter, the Friends of the American Way, an activist group sympathetic to Japanese Americans, expressed its condolences to Matahichi and Kisa Iseri following the death of their son, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, who had served in the military.
doc Letter to an Issei man from the U.S. Quartermaster General (ddr-densho-25-60)
Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, son of Matahichi and Kisa Iseri, was killed in action during World War II. As his closest relative, Matahichi Iseri received a letter from the U.S. Quartermaster General of the Army asking him to complete a form entitled "Request for Disposition of Remains," which enabled him to arrange for the funeral of his …
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-25-3)
The Iseris were a prominent Japanese American family in the White River Valley. Front (left to right): George, Matahichi, Oscar (in front of Matahichi), Dan, and Kisa holding Carl. Back: Alice, Tom, Mitsuo (Mike), Mun, Masato, and Mae. Matahichi Iseri and his wife, Kisa, started farming in Thomas around 1914. They also ran a small grocery …
img White River Valley sumo club (ddr-densho-25-6)
Sumo wrestling was a popular sport among the Issei and Nisei. This team from the White River Valley was in Tacoma for a tournament. Front row (left to right): Sam Katsura, Tom Marutani, Tom Hirai, Tony Tsujikawa, D. Kagitani, Frank Takeshita, George Hirai, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, unidentified, Ted Takeshita, and Ted Tsukamaki. Back row: Matahichi Iseri, …
img Baseball team (ddr-densho-25-5)
Baseball teams from different Buddhist churches competed against one another during the early 1930s. The teams were often created by the Young Buddhist Association (YBA). The team on the left is from Tacoma; the team on the right is from the White River Valley. Left to right (starting with the ninth man from the left): Reverend …
doc Book of 70th Anniversary of Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-446-455)
The Japanese Congregational Church's 70th Anniversary coincided with the 100th Anniversary of the Japanese Christian Mission in North America. This book traces the history of JCC within the larger setting of national and local events, and some of the photos and narratives may be of interest. Ai Chih Tsai was pastor at JCC from 1948 to …
doc 70th Anniversary of the Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-474-53)
The Japanese Congregational Church's 70th Anniversary book traces the history of JCC within the context of national and local events.