Frank Y. Morimoto

Gender Male
Birth date 1915-10-7
Place of birth Monrovia CA, U.S.A.
Inducted 1941-1-30, Ft. McArthur CA
Enlistment type Volunteer
Service branch Army
Service type War
Unit type Combat
Units served 32nd Infantry 7 Div.; 'F' Co. 442nd RCT
Military specialty Mechanic
Stationed Italy; France; Ft. Ord, CA; Ft. Custer; Camp Shelby, MS; Camp Blanding.
Separated Ft. Lewis WA
Unit responsibility Infantry combat
Personal responsibility Rifleman
Major battles (if served in a war zone) Battle of Bruyeres; Rescue of the Lost Battalion (Vosges Mountains); Champagne Campaign in the Maritime Alps
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Rifle Marksman
Living conditions Typical combat conditions--slept in foxholes, bathed in army portable showers or streams, ate K Rations and C Rations, wrote letters and shopped when possible.
Most vivid memory of military experience The Banzai Hill charge, the rescue of the Lost Battalion, to visit the grave of my brother-in-law Henry Kondo--'E' Co.
Missed most whilst in the military My family, the good food and entertainment
Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience? War is hell!!! It is a senseless way to resolve disputes. The enemy is a human just like we are. Your combat buddies are special and will never be forgotten.

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