Yoshio C. Nakamura

性別 Male
生年月日 1925-6-30
出生地 Rosemead CA, U.S.A.
入隊した年 1944-6-20, Des Moines IA
入隊のタイプ Draftee
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 Companies 'M' and 'L' , 442nd Regimental Combat Team
Enlisted Reserve
特殊技能 Foot Soldier
最終目標 Camp Blanding, FL; MD; NY; USA
除隊した年 Fort Sheridan IL
所属部隊の役割 Provide mortar support for ground troops.
所属部隊での個人的役割 Foot soldier, carrying ammunition
主な戦闘(交戦地帯へ従軍した場合) European (Southern france & Northern Italy); North Apennines; Po Valley
勲章・褒章(個人又は所属部隊) European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars
Bronze Star
Combat Infantryman's Badge
Presidential Unit Citation with 1 Gold Leaf Cluster
生活状況 A combat soldier's life was stressful. We had the bare necessities for survival. My company & regiment were great in looking after each other.
We ate 'C' rations & when in interior areas, we had cooked meals. I still have a problem with Spam.
軍隊生活で最も記憶に残っている出来事 My buddy, Tack Nakamura, thought he was going to lean against a cliff while climbing up an Italian mountain in the dark. But he fell to the next terrace, anchored by the mortar base plate. We finally got him up and quietly - this was after his whispered cries for help.
軍隊にいる間、最も懐かしかったもの My family.
個人的に軍隊経験から学んだ最も重要なこと I learned that we can all do many things which we didn't know we could do (such as, physical endurance & spiritual strength). There was always a strong sense that we Americans of Japanese ancestry showed our loyalty to the U.S.A..
その他の情報 As a result of the G.I. Bill, I completed my bachelor's and master's degree and have enjoyed a very satisfying career as educator, administrator and artist.

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