Dye Ogata

Sexo Male
Fecha de Nacimiento 1916-10-22
Lugar de Nacimiento Grandview WA, U.S.A.
Inducted 1942-2-4, Missoula MT
Tipo de Alistamiento Volunteer
Afiliación Militar Army
Tipo de servicio prestado War
Tipo de unidad militar Support
Unidades a las que sirvió Military Intelligence Service Language School, Camp Savage, MN (Graduated June, 1942)
37th Infantry Div; USAFISPA; S-20 (Canadian Army)
Pacific Military Intelligence Research Section, Camp Ritchie, MD
Central Intelligence Group, Washington, DC; CIC
Especialidad militar Military Intelligence
Infantry platoon leader
Language officer.
Asignado USA: Camp Savage, MN; Ft. Snelling, MN; Camp Ritchie, MD; Washington, D.C.
Other Countries: South Pacific; Canada
Responsabilidad en la unidad Military intelligence.
Interrogate POWs
Translate enemy documents
Teach Japanese.
Responsabilidad individual As an enlisted man, worked with G-2. As an officer, worked with Japanese language.
Batallas principales (si sirvió en una zona de guerra) Battle of Bougainville 1943-44.
Reconocimientos, medallas, menciones (individuales o de la unidad) Purple Heart Medal - 1943
Combat Infantryman's Badge - 1944
Commendation of Canadian Department of National Defence, S-20
American Theater Ribbon
Good Conduct Medal
Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon w/1 Star
World War II Victory Medal
Presidential Unit Citation as member of MIS

The CITATION reads as follows:

By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, I have today awarded


The Military Intelligence Service is cited for outstanding and gallant performance of duty in action against enemies of the United States from 1 May 1942 to 2 September 1945. The Military Intelligence Service provided superior intelligence collection and dissemination services during World War II to combat forces throughout the world; its members were interpreters, translators, interrogators, propaganda specialists, and signal technicians who worked in every echelon of the United States military establishment and with Allied Forces. The Military Intelligence Service participated in every major battle and campaign in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations and served in intelligence roles in the United States and in the European Theater of Operations. The more than six thousand linguists were assigned to combat units on every front, primarily in the Pacific Theater, supporting these units with critical interpretation, translation, radio reception, and interrogation services. The Military Intelligence Service not only played key roles in battlefield situations, they also provided United States forces with an unprecedented amount of intimate, authoritative, detailed, and timely information on enemy forces to support planning and execution of combat operations. The key contributions made by the members of the Military Intelligence Service in providing valuable intelligence on military targets helped advance the United States and Allied cause during World War II and undoubtedly saved countless lives and hastened the end of the war. The significant achievements accomplished by the faithful and dedicated service of the linguistic-intelligence specialist graduates of the Military Intelligenc Service Language School, who formed the Military Intelligence Service will never be forgotten by our grateful Nation,. Their unconquerable spirit and gallant deeds under fire in the face of superior odds, and the self-sacrificing devotion to duty are worthy of the higheset emulation.

Condiciones de Vida Overseas, we lived in tents or hammocks.
Bathing was field facilities.
Food was field kitchen.
Entertainment was outdoor movies.
Recuerdo más vívido de la experiencia militar On the island of Bougainville, in the Solomon Group, I was buried by an enemy bomb on Nov. 16, 1943. Enclosed pictures (available from the librarian) and media reports substantiate this. For several years, loud booms would startle me because of this incident.
Lo que más extraño durante su tiempo en las fuerzas armadas Freedom from regimentation such as drills, marches, obstacle courses, firing range, inspection.
¿En lo personal, qué obtuvo de su experiencia militar? Earning eligibility for 'GI Bill of Rights'.
Wars in Asia from Pearl Harbor to Vietnam could have possibly been avoided if U.S.A. had been magnanimous enough to allow Asians in their midst where national decision authority was concerned.
Información adicional Nisei's come into a society that is culturally weighted in Europeanism. Our legacy is in large part handed down thusly. I feel we must work to offset this by studying and learning more about our varied Asian cultures that have persisted through the ages.

Sgt Dye Ogata's Army active service, from 1942-1948, is detailed in a written account which is available for review by asking the librarian.

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