George Takashi "Parson" Ito

性別 Male
生年月日 1925-6-5
出生地 Honolulu HI, U.S.A.
入隊した年 , Schofield Barracks HI
入隊のタイプ Volunteer
所属・部署 Army
兵役のタイプ War
所属部隊のタイプ Combat
所属部隊 MISLS Sec 19 (Graduated Savage, July 1943)
Hqs Co. MISLS
176th Language Detachment
188th Airborne Regiment
11th Airborne Division
特殊技能 Military Intelligence
Linguist
Paratrooper
Infantryman
最終目標 USA: Camp Savage, MN.(MISLS); Fort Benning, GA (Parachutist Training, Class 113); Camp MacCall, NC (Basic Infantry Airborne Training)
Other Countries: Brisbane, Australia (Base ATIS); Dobodura, New Guinea (11th Airborne Division); Leyte & Luzon, Philippines (11th Airborne Division)
除隊した年 Hickam Field HI
所属部隊の役割 Military intelligence
Seek and engage enemy in combat and defeat and secure the real estate.
所属部隊での個人的役割 Interrogate prisoners of war and translate captured documents to secure tactical information
主な戦闘(交戦地帯へ従軍した場合) Liberation of Philippines - particularily battle of Leyte Island, invasion of Southern Luzon, and liberation of Nichols Field and Ft. McKinley; rescue of prisoners at Los Banos Prison
勲章・褒章(個人又は所属部隊) PRESIDENTAL UNIT CITATION- (Streamer embroidered MANILA)- for outstanding heroism and superior performance against enemy at Luzon, Philippines on 1/31/45-Regimental Hdq., 188th Regiment, 11th Air Division.
Combat INFANTRY BADGE- For action in Leyte and Luzon, Philippines
BRONZE SERVICE ARROWHEAD- Initial wave in the amphibian landing of Nasugbu Bay, l/31/45.
BRONZE STAR- for outstanding and superior performance in leading a patrol with a Japanese POW to pinpoint Japanese artillery position- Battle of Mt. Malepungo.
Following service medals:
American Campaiagn Service Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Philippine Liberation Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal
PARACHUTIST BADGE- For successfully completing parachutist jump school- February 1944
生活状況 LEYTE- It rained constantly and we were constantly wet. We slept in foxholes and ate 10 in 1 rations.
LUZON- It was dry. We were forced to march sixty plus miles on day of landing. We ate C rations. First pass we had, we went into Manila and had a water buffalo steak and coke. We lived in quarters in local residence taken over by the army.
軍隊生活で最も記憶に残っている出来事 First five times I ever flew in an airplane, I never landed in the plane. The first five jumps from an airplane and the thrill of jumping. The interrogation of my first prision of war--a young pilot officer who was badly injured....I wondered if he ever survived.
軍隊にいる間、最も懐かしかったもの Family; Gohan
個人的に軍隊経験から学んだ最も重要なこと Military experience provided me with the characteristic of self confidence. At all times do the best you know how.
その他の情報 The twelve years that my parents 'insisted' I go to Japanese School and study certainly paid off. Their guidance was material to my success at MISLS and subsequent service.

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