Hiroshi Nishikubo

Gender Male
Birth date 1921-11-15
Place of birth Clarksburg CA, U.S.A.
Inducted 1944-5-30, Ft. Douglas UT
Enlistment type Draftee
Service branch Army
Service type War
Unit type Combat
Units served 442nd Regimental Combat Team, L Company
Military specialty Rifleman
Stationed Camp Blanding, FL.; France; Italy
Separated Ft. Meade MD
Unit responsibility Combat and occupation
Personal responsibility I was a member of the rifle squad.
Major battles (if served in a war zone) Rhineland; No. Apennines; Po Valley
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) Combat Infantryman Badge; European Theater of Operation Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars; Purple Heart for wounds in action; Distinguished Unit Badge for action penetrating the Gothic Line in Italy.
Living conditions Living conditions were primitive. We stayed in captured dugouts or outdoors.

We bathed in creeks where available.

Meals were mostly K rations. Occasionally, we had hot meals when conditions were right.

We didn't have much for entertainment, except in the rear area. Mostly, we played cards.

Most vivid memory of military experience When I was going back to the aid station after being wounded, a sniper emptied his rifle at me as I was running along the trail. I must have looked like a scene from the Keystone Cops movie.
Missed most whilst in the military I missed my sleep and leisure time.
Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience? The many friends I have made during my military service. These are people I will never forget, especially the K.I.A.'s.

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