Honoring WWII service of Japanese Ame...

Honoring WWII service of Japanese Americans

There are 16 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Mar 30, 2008, titled Honoring WWII service of Japanese Americans. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

DENNIS ODA / [email protected] World War II veterans George Kanatani, left, Shigeo Iwamasa and Lawson Sakai, along with Sakai's wife, Mineko, greeted one another yesterday after the Remembrance Service for ...

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Kimo from Charleston SC

Mount Pleasant, SC

#1 Mar 30, 2008
i am proud of what our japanese-americans did for us during WW 2. i had a very close family friend that was assigned to the 442nd and was not only proud but honored to have known him. he unfortunately passed away a few years back but i remember swapping war stories with him back in 2001 when i came back home to the big island for my dad's funeral. although we both fought in very different generations i always was amazed at how combat was like during WW 2 compared to what we go through today. when i do fly back home next year i do plan on visiting the history and learning center.

also as a side note, i did google my hanai uncle's name (btw his name was Tadasu Muraoka and was a private during WW2) and came up with this webiste hit that lists not only every person assigned to the 442nd, but also the medals won and here's that link: http://www.katonk.com/442nd/442/listing.html#...

i hope everyone gets to at least take a look at that link and to also thank them for their unquestionable sacrifice for not only Hawaii but also America.
RODNEY

AOL

#2 Mar 30, 2008
AMAZING STORY OF THE 442 & MIS.
babu

Atlanta, GA

#3 Mar 30, 2008
japanese did a lot in ww2
yoy

Atlanta, GA

#4 Mar 30, 2008
ww2
akonaboy

Seattle, WA

#5 Mar 30, 2008
Two of my uncles, Roy & Raymond Uehara served with the 442 RCT. I am so proud of what they did for all Japanese Americans.
442nd 4 life

Japan

#6 Mar 30, 2008
That's how it should be done.
Theresa L Putnam

Saint Petersburg, FL

#7 Sep 24, 2011
As I read everything documented about the 442/110th Battalion , It continues to bother me that the history is not so correct . My two great uncles where also both in this 100/442RCT and both came from Florida. My grand father was also a Japanese American Soldier from Florida and was on his way to relieve my uncles when the war ended.So not everyone came from Hawaii or internment camp...
Joe Balls

Kaneohe, HI

#8 Sep 24, 2011
Theresa L Putnam wrote:
As I read everything documented about the 442/110th Battalion , It continues to bother me that the history is not so correct . My two great uncles where also both in this 100/442RCT and both came from Florida. My grand father was also a Japanese American Soldier from Florida and was on his way to relieve my uncles when the war ended.So not everyone came from Hawaii or internment camp...
History books are always generalized and inaccurate. Just be proud of your relatives. My father operated a flamethrower in some of the most vicious fighting of the war in the Phillipines and his unit is not mentioned in any history book because they were only "attached" to a larger unit. Just the way it goes.
Translator

Ewa Beach, HI

#9 Sep 25, 2011
AJAs should be highlighted as a model minority who selflessly defended a homeland that treated them with disrespect and derision.

Contrast them to American Muslims.

What do you get?
Icehead

Mililani, HI

#10 Sep 25, 2011
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> History books are always generalized and inaccurate. Just be proud of your relatives. My father operated a flamethrower in some of the most vicious fighting of the war in the Phillipines and his unit is not mentioned in any history book because they were only "attached" to a larger unit. Just the way it goes.
Look Balls apparently your entire family is like you. You have been known to posts exaggerated PATHELOGICAL liar stories. The only FLAME THROWER experience in your family is the BS Flames that come out of your AZZ. You stated that collect a GOV. disablity and you spilt your blood in a war. My first question is which war? My second question is was it really a injury caused by YOU and your cheap charly non-payment to Mama for the $2 prositute that you tried to screw her out of?
liberalsareslave s

Kaneohe, HI

#11 Sep 25, 2011
Icehead wrote:
<quoted text>Look Balls apparently your entire family is like you. You have been known to posts exaggerated PATHELOGICAL liar stories. The only FLAME THROWER experience in your family is the BS Flames that come out of your AZZ. You stated that collect a GOV. disablity and you spilt your blood in a war. My first question is which war? My second question is was it really a injury caused by YOU and your cheap charly non-payment to Mama for the $2 prositute that you tried to screw her out of?
BIOYA, Harry
Matayoshi

Mililani, HI

#12 Sep 28, 2011
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> History books are always generalized and inaccurate. Just be proud of your relatives. My father operated a flamethrower in some of the most vicious fighting of the war in the Phillipines and his unit is not mentioned in any history book because they were only "attached" to a larger unit. Just the way it goes.
You missed the point Balls. WWII was a war against Japan and many AJA were arrested and put into prison camps just because of their race. Why they are touted as exceptional is because they proved that they were Americans by taking up arms to fight for what they believed. Your grandfather is another story, but not this one. Go mention him on another thread not this 442nd one. You are a known racist so when you post a comment there is always the chance that what you comment on is a bunch of BS.
Vivek Golikeri

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Dec 17, 2011
Translator wrote:
AJAs should be highlighted as a model minority who selflessly defended a homeland that treated them with disrespect and derision. Contrast them to American Muslims.
What do you get?
Japanese-Americans were a tiny and helpless minority that had no choice but to manipulate majority sympathy by turning the other cheek. Minorities today have real power in a land stolen from Native Americans, and in a few decades, whites will be a minority.

Most American Muslims are law-abiding people. To imply that they are terrorists is as reckless as saying that your average white southerner is in the KKK. However, too many may indeed condone terrorism, just as too many reactionary whites condone racism.
Lunalilo

Panama City, Panama

#14 Dec 17, 2011
Lost in space?
alice

Kahului, HI

#15 Dec 17, 2011
congrats!
DA Home Road

Kihei, HI

#16 Dec 17, 2011
ZZZzz.

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