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Nisei serviceman's wife (ddr-densho-105-15)
img Nisei serviceman's wife (ddr-densho-105-15)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota's fiance, Cherrie Okura, at age 19. They were married March 31, 1943, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Nisei couple in a cemetery (ddr-densho-105-17)
img Nisei couple in a cemetery (ddr-densho-105-17)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota and wife at the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Battle of Biffontaine, France. This ceremony was held at the Quequement Cemetery.
Nisei soldier's Purple Heart (ddr-densho-105-20)
img Nisei soldier's Purple Heart (ddr-densho-105-20)
Purple Heart awarded Minoru Tsubota, Warrant Officer (Junior Grade), 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Combat wounded in Cerebia, Italy, Aug. 24, 1944.
Senninbari,
img Senninbari, "thousand-stitch belt" (ddr-densho-105-8)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota's mother made this senninbari in Tule Lake. It is known as a thousand-stitch belt, and was created to protect a soldier going into battle. Each of the thousand knots was sewn by a different woman. On the belt is stitched Min's Buddhist name, the traditional Buddhist chant of "Namu Amida Butsu," and a …
Young boy's stage performance (ddr-densho-105-5)
img Young boy's stage performance (ddr-densho-105-5)
Minoru Tsubota performing at the Kadoyama Hall in Kent.
Baby in front of grocery store (ddr-densho-105-2)
img Baby in front of grocery store (ddr-densho-105-2)
Minoru Tsubota's family's grocery store in Kent, Washington. Child in front is Min's brother, Henry Hiroo, mother Fusano is standing in back.
Nisei boy scout (ddr-densho-105-11)
img Nisei boy scout (ddr-densho-105-11)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota is a member of Boy Scout Troop 450 of Kent, Washington. Rank: Tenderfoot.
Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-105-13)
img Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-105-13)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota, Warrant Officer (Junior Grade) with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Nisei couple in front of tour bus (ddr-densho-105-16)
img Nisei couple in front of tour bus (ddr-densho-105-16)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota and wife Cherrie at the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Battle of Biffontaine, France.
Daughter of a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-105-14)
img Daughter of a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-105-14)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota's daughter, Charlene Sumiko Tsubota. Born March 6, 1944, pictured at 5 months old. Min was sent overseas with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team four days after her birth. This photo was sent to Min while in combat north of Rome, Italy.
Nisei couple at a memorial (ddr-densho-105-18)
img Nisei couple at a memorial (ddr-densho-105-18)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota and wife Cherrie at the dedication of the National Japanese American Memorial in Washington, D.C. The sculpture is called "The Barbed Wire Cranes" by Nina Akamu.
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