U.S. Army - C.I.C.
World War II
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I was born on July 24, 1926 in Skykomish, WA. I attended school in Skykomish until EO 9066, which placed us in the Tule Lake Concentration Camp in Northen California in May, 1942.
In 1943, we were allowed to relocate to Spokane, WA, after saying Yes, Yes to the loyalty questionnaire.
I attended Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane and graduated in 1944. On December,1944, I was inducted into the U.S. Army and took basic training at Camp Walters, Texas. After basic training, Gen. Mac Arthur requested 1,000 Nisei to train for the invasion of Japan with the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) or the Counter Intelligence Corp(CIC). I volunteered for the CIC and trained at the CIC Training School at Camp Ritchie, MD. on June, 1945.
After finishing CIC Training we were sent directly to Japan for Occupation Duty, because, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which ended the war in August, 1945.
I was assigned to various locations in Japan with the CIC and then was transferred to the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon of the 4th Inf. Regiment, 25th Inf. Div.
On Oct., 1946, I returned to the U.S. and was discharged at Ft. Lewis, WA.
Finished my Freshman year at Gonzaga University in June 1947 & then transferred to the U. of W. in 1947 & graduated in Industrial Design in 1951. This is when I met Tami, who was also attending the U.W. Upon my graduation, I began working at the Boeing Co. in 1951 as a Jr. Engineer and retired after 35 years in 1986.
In June, 1952, Tami & I were married and had 4 children, Nancy Ann, Janice Kay, Mark & Glenn & to 2010, we have 6 grandchildren after being married for 58 years.
We have a wonderful family and much to be thankful for, with the help of the Good Lord with His many blessings and love.
- Highest rank attained: Corporal
- Position: Counter Intelligence Corps
- Enlisted: 1944 - 1946