Kiyoshi Arakaki

Sexo Male
Fecha de Nacimiento 1925-4-13
Lugar de Nacimiento Wahiawa HI, U.S.A.
Inducted , Hq AGFPAC APO 957
Tipo de Alistamiento Draftee
Afiliación Militar Army
Tipo de servicio prestado Peacetime
Tipo de unidad militar Support
Unidades a las que sirvió 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion
8th Army, Yokohama, Japan
Especialidad militar Plumber (164)
Asignado USA: Hawaii
Other Countries: Yokohama, Japan
Retirado AGFPAC APO 957
Responsabilidad en la unidad 8th Army Utility Co. did construction, maintenance and repair.
Responsabilidad individual Supervising Japanese men on jobs. The Army hired Japanese tradesmen to work for us.
Condiciones de Vida Slept in barracks with community showers.
We had rice three times a day. Japanese food and local food in mess hall.
1399th was called chow hounds (nick name).
Card games and table tennis for entertainment.
Recuerdo más vívido de la experiencia militar I was transferred from the 1399th to the 8th Army Occupation Force in Yokohama, Japan, leaving the island (Hawaii) for the first time.
On weekends I visited some resort towns. Tokyo, Nikko, Kamakura, Hakone, Mt. Fujiyama and many more cities.
Lo que más extraño durante su tiempo en las fuerzas armadas Mail and news from home.
¿En lo personal, qué obtuvo de su experiencia militar? I came out a more matured person. I did learn a lot in a short time in the Army. Discipline, responsibility and independence.

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