U.S. Army - M.I.S.
World War II
Ben Kayji Hara, birth date July 27, 1923, was the third child of Seiichi and Shizuko Hara. He attended Colman Grade School and Franklin High School. He started his first year at Seattle College (now known as Seattle University) when the Second World War began.
He was evacuated to the Puyallup Assembly Center and subsequently to the Minidoka Relocation Center. He took a short leave and worked on a celery farm in Utah. After his return to the Center, he volunteered for the Military Intelligence School in November of 1942. After graduation there he was sent to the South Pacific.
While in service in Tokyo, Japan, he passed away in October 22, 1945. His body was returned to Seattle and was buried in the Veteran's Section of Washelli Cemetery. Some of his momentos are buried in the family plot at Resthaven Section of the Evergree-Washelli Cemetery.
- Highest rank attained: T/4
- Position: Military Intelligence
- Enlisted: 1942 - 1945