Joseph Shigeru Shiraishi

Sexo Male
Fecha de Nacimiento 1923-6-23
Lugar de Nacimiento Garfield UT, U.S.A.
Inducted 1944-5-9, Fort Douglas UT
Afiliación Militar Army
Tipo de servicio prestado War,peacetime
Unidades a las que sirvió 171st Replacement Infantry Battalion; ATIS 5250 Tech. Intell. Co.
Especialidad militar Translator 267
Asignado USA - Camp Shelby, Fort Snelling; Philippines; Japan
Retirado Camp Beale CA
Responsabilidad en la unidad Investigate Laboratories, Institutes & other Technological Installations.
Responsabilidad individual Interrogation & translation - section chief of 43 men.
Batallas principales (si sirvió en una zona de guerra) (The war with Japan ended in Aug 1945 and our transport embarked for the Philippines in September 1945)
Reconocimientos, medallas, menciones (individuales o de la unidad) No major awards - just standard metals such as: Good Conduct; WW II Victory; Asiatic Pacific Campaign; our 5250 Tech Intell Co. was awarded a unit citation American Campaign; Army of Occupation
Condiciones de Vida Camp Shelby - basic training - slept in barracks, single bunks, had showers; meals were ok, but too much fat. Fort Snelling - slept in 2 tiered bunks in brick buildings; food ok; furloughs to twin cities, Chicago, New York In Philippines - lived in tents with single bunks along Pasig River - food ok; trips into Manila. In Japan - billeted in NYK Building for a time - before being assigned to 5250 Tech Intell Co. where we slept in single bunks - showers
Recuerdo más vívido de la experiencia militar Traveling to different parts of Japan for gathering information was interesting as well as being able to see the sights.
Lo que más extraño durante su tiempo en las fuerzas armadas Enjoyed my stint in the Army.
¿En lo personal, qué obtuvo de su experiencia militar? Was able to travel at government expense. Was able to get an education that I would not have gotten otherwise.

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