Takeshi "Tuk" Tada
U.S. Army - M.I.S.
World War II

Brick #365   Wall Location  Column: 7   Row: 25

Tuk spent his entire career in the grocery industry. His father, Kinzo Tada, was a grocer for 60 years. Around the age of 10, Tuk’s first job was riding his bike to customer’s homes, taking their orders, and then returning to deliver their groceries. He joined the Army during World War II and served in military intelligence and counter-intelligence. After the war, he returned to work at City Cash Grocery, the family store. In August, 1964, Tuk began working at the University Village QFC, and in 1969, he became manager of the QFC store at the south end of Mercer Island. He proudly managed the store for 25 years and considered many of the customers his personal friends. A simple man of honesty, honor, and integrity, he will be remembered for his humor and kindness toward all.

  • Highest rank attained: Staff Sargeant
  • Position: MIS
  • Enlisted: 1945 - 1946
  • Enlisted: 1946 - 1947
Branches Of Service
  • U.S. Army
  • World War II
  • Headquarters
  • Headquarters, Counter Intelligence Corps Center
Brick Donors
  • Randy Tada
  • Wendy Tada
  • Richard Tada