World War II
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Norio Ray Hara, birth date February 17, 1919, is the eldest son of Seiichi and Shizuko Hara. He attended Colman Grade School and Franklin High School, in Seattle. In 1936, he accompanied the Taiyo Kengakudon to Japan. The group was led by his father.
He served in the Army from May, 1941 to October 1945. While in the service, he was sent to cook's school and served in the medics as a cook in France and Africa. After his discharge from the Army, he served as a Merchant Seaman for a brief period of time.
Later he moved to California and spent his later years in Yakima, Washington, working for the Libby Canning Company. He passed away on April 23, 1985 in Yakima. Part of his remains is at the Veterans Section of the Washelli Cemetary and the remainder is buried in the family plot at Resthaven, Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery.
- Highest rank attained: Tech/4
- Position: medic
- Enlisted: 1941 - 1945