Kiyoshi Arakaki

性別 Male
生年月日 1925-4-13
出生地 Wahiawa HI, U.S.A.
入隊した年 , Hq AGFPAC APO 957
入隊のタイプ Draftee
所属・部署 Army
兵役のタイプ Peacetime
所属部隊のタイプ Support
所属部隊 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion
8th Army, Yokohama, Japan
特殊技能 Plumber (164)
最終目標 USA: Hawaii
Other Countries: Yokohama, Japan
除隊した年 AGFPAC APO 957
所属部隊の役割 8th Army Utility Co. did construction, maintenance and repair.
所属部隊での個人的役割 Supervising Japanese men on jobs. The Army hired Japanese tradesmen to work for us.
生活状況 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.
軍隊生活で最も記憶に残っている出来事 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.
軍隊にいる間、最も懐かしかったもの Mail and news from home.
個人的に軍隊経験から学んだ最も重要なこと 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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