Harry K. Fukuhara

Harry K. Fukuhara is a Military Intelligence Service Veteran who assigned to the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps.

Updated 2005

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Military Occupation of Japan

In August 1945, I was attached to the 33rd Infantry Division in northern Luzon. I had reason to be happy. I was a brand-new 2nd lieutenant, thanks to a battlefield commission, and our unit had recaptured Baguio City after five months of fierce fighting.

But I had just received word that my request for a transfer had been turned down. I was not looking forward to our upcoming invasion of Japan, and had hoped to be assigned to another theater. I was not one to shirk a fight, but my mother and three brothers had returned Japan after my father ...

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