Susumu Joseph Nakamura

Gender Male
Birth date 1920-2-24
Place of birth Riverside CA, U.S.A.
Inducted 1944-8-3, Chicago IL
Enlistment type Volunteer
Service branch Army
Service type War
Unit type Support
Units served MISLS B-3 (Graduated Snelling, Dec. 1944)
Hqs Co MISLS
ATIS - Manila, Philippines
ATIS - Tokyo, Japan
Military specialty Administrative Non-commissioned Officer
Military Intelligence
Stationed USA: Ft. Snelling, MN
Other Countries: Manila, Philippines; Tokyo, Japan
Unit responsibility Military intelligence.
We served in ATIS, Letter Scanning Section. Transferred to Japanese Liaison Section, G-2, AFPAR.
Personal responsibility I was chief clerk handling ducumentation between G-2 and CLO, Japanese government.
Major battles (if served in a war zone) None
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) Army Commendation Ribbon, U.S. Army Forces, Pacific for meritorious service and superior performance for duty as chief clerk, Japanese Liaison Section, G-2, General Hq., U.S. Army Forces, Pacific and made distinct contribution to effectiveness of Japanese Liaison Section.
Living conditions Conditions were fair. We stayed in a converted business building (Mitsubishi main building) with converted showers and washrooms. We used the existing toilets in the building. Meals were good--Army cooks.
Most vivid memory of military experience We were mistaken for Filipino soldiers on arrival in Tokyo.
Missed most whilst in the military I missed the comforts of home and home cooking.
Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience? My experience of seeing the horrors of war.

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