George T. Morikawa

Sexo Male
Birth date 1921-11-24
Local de nascimento Bakersfield CA, U.S.A.
Inducted 1944-7-20, Fort Sheridan IL
Tipo de alistamento Draftee
Ramo das Forças Armadas Army
Tipo de serviço War
Tipo de Unidade Support
Unidades onde serviu 215th Quartermaster Service Corp
Military specialty Rifleman
Stationed Camp Blanding, FL; Ft. Meade, MD; Germany.
Separated Fort Sheridan IL
Unit responsibility Occupation of Germany; Quartermaster Service Corp.
Personal responsibility Clothing repair; Motor Pool; Supply Depot Fire Chief.
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) Victory Medal; European-Middle Eastern-African Theater Ribbon; 2 Oversea Bars; Army of Occupation Medal-Germany; Good Conduct Medal.
Living conditions We lived in barracks and had showers. As a Nisei replacement unit, we got rice quite often. Went sight-seeing and drank beer at a pub for entertainment. Furloughed in Switzerland and Italy for entertainment also.
Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience? Proved to US that JA's were loyal Americans.
Additional information I was working in Bakersfield, CA as an autobody apprentice when war started on 12/7/1941.

Relocated to Poston, AZ from 1942 to 1943.

Relocated to Denver, CO in May 1943.

Relocated to Chicago, IL in May 1944 and entered the service and was discharged here.

Married Sadako Morikawa Nov. 1949.

Retired as autobody combination man at Cadillac dealer.

Used to race in my younger days, but currently only bowl in a Nisei league.

Three brothers served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. One brother served in MIS.

Wife, Sadako, passed away June 3, 1997

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