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Heart Mountain, Wyoming Sateday, Jansary 13, 1345
2 Cents Within City 5 cents Elsewhere
Departures for Coast Will
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7. Nisei Win DSCs for Heroism
Attacks Masaye Nagao, Former Resident,
In Who's Who Among Students
With Shovel
Additional testimony, to the
heroism of the 100th in
fantry battalion composed
of American doughboys of
Japanese descent from Hawaii,
came today in the announce
ment of awards of the Distin
guished Service Cross to seven
members of the famous infantry
unit, one award being posthum
ous. Other awards, including many
Silver Star, Bronze Star Medals
and Purple Hearts, have been
won by members of this unit
It Is the "most decorated' single
unit in the UJB. army.
All seven of the awards were
won in the Italian campaign.
The lWtti Infantry-battalion now
is;to action fai Prance and Oer-
'-Tfee-doeSiboy who died wto-
nlsg his HfeUngntohed Servtee
Cross was Pfc Klichl Koda, of
WaipahB, Oahu.- On July 9, 1944,
near Castellma, Italy, be and
four comrades charged with
fixed bayonets into a wooded
"area, firing from the hip as
they attached and routed a
group of Germans.
Later, when the enemy open
ed fire from a small castle. Pri
vate Koda circled the structure
afed tossed hand grenades into
each window, then charged It
with his squad. He was killed
by a German hand grenade, but
his actions resulted in the death
of ten Germans, the capture of
three and the seizure of five
enemy machine guns and four
machine pistols.
Staff Sgt. YuMo Yokota, Pfc.
Haruto Kuroda, and Pvt Tho
mas Y. Ono, all of Honolulu,
functioned as a. team, and each
was cited for extraordinary hero
ism in action.
On June 2, 1944, the three
cawled through a wheat field to
within ten yards of an enemy
machine gun and killed three
Genaaas wMtl grenades. Under
intense fire they crawled to a
second position, eliminating it
also. They then Joined their
platoon In a successful assault
cm its assigned objective. A
short Uese later they repeated
their tactics against another
German machine gun nest. In
the space of three hours, the
three of, them had neutralized
five enemy machine guns, five
-machine pistols and killed or
capteed IT Germans.
Pfc. Kaaru, Moto, of Spree-
keJevflle, Maui, dtatlngutofaed
hfaaself on July 7, 1944, by
creeping to a German machine
gun position and vming fn
-gtraner, then capturing the as
sfctiufc- gimwirr- when the latter
opened fire on him. While
gmnUng Us prisoner, he noted
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Univer- vapou
Masaye Nagao, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sblmpel Nagao
of Garland, Utah, and formerly of Heart Mountain, who will
receive her AB degree from Park college, (Missouri), in June, is
among the outstanding students of nation, according to the nation
al publication. Who's Who Among Students in American
sities and Colleges.
Miss Nagao is the niece of Noboru Nosay, 15-8'
entered Park college from Heart Mountain in September, 1942.
The publication is made available through the cooperation
of more than 600 American universities and colleges. The students
are picked from among the stu
dent bodies by an 'unprejudiced
The purpose of Who's Who Is
to serve as an incentive for stu
dents to get the most out of
their college careers; as a means
of compensation to students for
what they have already done,
as a recommendation In the
business world and as a stu
dard of measurement for stu
dents. Miss Nagao is a member of
the Pi Kappa Delta national
forensic honor fraternity, is
president of her dormitory, was
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esettlement of Families
Gaining Momentum Here
Agencies Pledge Help
nion Groups
Go on Record
For Evacuees
the powerful American Federa
tion of Labor and the Congress
os ths executive board of the uottai extraction none ox mesei center for Los Angina while
YWCA, was weaea's representa- are. bars to patriotism. The war! Jimmy Santo is visiting in San
Uve for the state of Missouri in the national PI Kappa Delta
(Continued to Page Six)
Nisei Soldier in Burma Jungles
Lauds Evacuees' 'Spirit Energy9
A nisei soldier, deep in the
Burma Jungles, praised main-
land evacuees in a letter to The
Sentinel "for the spirit and en
ergy which have carried you
through so nobly in your trials
and struggles."
The letter was written by Sgt
Toma Tasaki, 30106548, Hg. 475
Regt, APO 218, New York City,
and was mailed Dec 21, 1944.
The letter follows:
"Your Heart Mountain Sen
tinel has been -trailing me all
over creation ever since we left
civilization behind. Another
batch of them caught up with
me here in the dense woods of
Burma, including your illumina
ting- anniversary edition, (pub
lished in August).- We've been
reading them in front of our
little earth abode next to the
and have worked some, and now
we're pausing for a spell maybe
before we take off again.
sons! gain, or out of a dls-i until schools close In May.
lonea conception oi wnat wis; with the relocation
war is all about, are dreaming
Congratulations for the spirit
and energy which have carried
you through so nobly In your! any chance disturb
trials and struggles-youVe had l1". F
verf SrSto contend Ped to lay the responsibility
with than those like us fromjsq,Jarely 8 f
Hawajj J James P. McLoughUn; secre-
-tm iiv t KfflH cHno- tary-treasurer of the Retail;
your publication out here In this,01? Association 428. sent let-vine-clad,
orchid-splattered Jun-' to ip members in service
gle. and by the time I return to trades' the position of
any place with a semblance of!"13 br?cn. 0l the AF of L
civilization, I will be owing you unlon- The letter saM m V1'
a tidT mm of totvhw." nw' "When the return of these
Note: The Sentinel Is sent to citizens of Japanese extraction
many vi overseas free of! ""uu"u mc uai, w mc
Capt. Kinoshita Thrice Wounded,
Receives Medal for Gallantry
Reports that Capt. Robert Ki
noshita, former center physician,
had received a citation and had
been wounded in action were
verified here this week in a let
ter to The Sentinel from Mrs.
Kinoshita, who is now living in
Bangor, Wis.
According to Mrs. Kinoshita,
the captain has received the
Bronze star medal -with Oak
Leaf cluster for gallantry in ac
tion and has suffered three
wounds, none, however, has been
He was first wounded in the
Leves area in France on August
16 and returned to duty to suf
fer another slight- wound a
month later, twt to be C some aia w our war enort.-
relieved of duty. Captain Kino-
shlta was again wounded on ABn n j
Sept. 21, four days after his sec- 1 aOU JCJirOllea
ond wound. Jn Adult CIsskpr
Receiving a division citation. Aamz masses
the captain's award stated that The adult education classes
"his devotion to duty, regard- got underway this week with a
less of the personal danger on total enrollment of 1,360 pupils,
numerous occasions,'' personified Efforts are being made to ex-
hie gallantry in action, pand the already successful pro-
iapuun junosnua- is sow gram or joa trainees in the can-
serving wun toe 8tn army in ter, according
gradually gaining momentum,
the National Congress of Par
ents and Teachers pledged co
operation with WRA in assist
ing In the adjustment of eva
cuees, Joe Carroll, coordinator of
the relocation program an
i For more than a year the Na
tional PTA has been organizing
associations in the relocation
centers and now has ten groups
with a membership of 4,256.
PTA organizations may be of
invaluable aid in individual cas
es in liberalizing the interpre
tation of laws in some states
requiring tuition for evacuees re
located without their parents or
I think the majority of us wfll131 soardlans, Carroll declar-
agree- with this statement aad I
hope for the good of an con-l State "attees appointed by
cemed that we will all abide by r00063 tae National Con
it I sincerely hope this will be'8?3 Pazents aad Teachers
relocation officers in ftndw
year, California's Governor War
ren stated: Tt is our duty as
American citizens to protect the
rights of all American citizens.'
homes, employment and oppor
tunities for social life for re-
The NOPT Is pTarmg special
emphasis on the necessity of do
ing away with race prejudice,
racial discrimination and of pro
viding equal rights and oppor
tunities for all American cttte-
iens, Carroll added.
Additional fesAfctAru Wk m.
to- j w mui won
Terenee'planned for returning evacsees.
Germany, awarding to Mrs. Ki- OMara, head of the adult ed- ltjo announced bribe Sanaa
nosuwa. location department. i i trvn- t. tjrr
Heart Mountain's first departures for the West
coast start tomorrow with the return of Yoshio Oku
moto to Stanford university and will be followed dur
ing the coming week with four families leaving for
ua piatca au uauLtuntuii, uiaua uiunore. acung re-
1-1 location officer, announced.
Besides the families that win
permanently relocate to Calif
ornia, three other residents ob
tained short term leaves to re
turn to their former homes seek
ing necessary information for
reestablishing themselves.
Besides Okumoto, Howard Ota
mura, former councilman, will
leave sometime during the week
oi mausmai organizauons wens for Uxi Angeles, jaichl Saka
on record this week supporting "uy assistant farm superinten-the-
return of evacuees to thejdent j rMirmnn 0f the block
West coast. managers, and his family of four
Port Agent James Drury of will depart for San Jose Tues
the National Maritime Union,' day as will Jlsaburo. Tomlasu.
(CIO), In commenting on the On Wednesday Seiichiro Naga
army's order, said: mori wil leave for Los Angeles.
"The common people are! Saichiro Imamura and hi3
ready to sincerely welcome them daughter, Miyako and Noriyukl
back. Color, creed, race, na-JNakatanl have already left the
has definitely proven that. Wei Jose "onTshort term leaves, pre-
are prepared to Judge people jparatory to reestablishing Item
on the basis of their personal (selves permanently,
records. j oilmore said that relocation
"We commend the army, the 'plans of 24 others have been
federal government and those approved while applications for
civic figures and organizations j return to the West coast are
who have ftlreadv announced now wpll nvpr 5flO Thf tnatnr
fireplace where we brew ourithelr support of the army dl- ity of residents. Gilmore point
coffee or tea and dine onfleldj ju, q,, g otner 1 out, plan to return to their
raUons, rice too. when lucky. ronndiy condemn such near- former home In the early spring.
"Were walked a great deal,. MivHini nhn fn. iw. U innm mmnfura tniit i
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Heart Mountain sentinel (Cody, Wyoming), January 13, 1945
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Place of Publication
Cody, Wyoming
Created / Published
Cody, Wyoming, January 13, 1945
Subject Headings
-  Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.)
-  Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Newspapers
-  Japanese Americans--Wyoming--Newspapers
-  Park County (Wyo.)--Newspapers
-  Cody (Wyo.)--Newspapers
-  Heart Mountain (Wyo.)--Newspapers
-  Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
-  Japanese Americans
-  Wyoming
-  Wyoming--Cody
-  Wyoming--Heart Mountain
-  Wyoming--Park County
-  1942-1945
-  United States--Wyoming--Park--Heart Mountain
-  United States--Wyoming--Park--Cody
-  Weekly
-  Volume 1, no. 1 (October 24, 1942)-vol. IV, no. 31 (July 28, 1945).
-  Editor: Oct. 24, 1942-Oct. 16, 1943, W. Hosakawa.--Oct. 23, 1943-May 5, 1945, H. Imura.
-  Published in Heart Mountain, <1943>-July 1945.
-  Collected in Japanese camp papers.
-  "Internment Camp Newspaper."
-  Has supplements.
-  Also issued on microfilm from the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
-  Also available in digital format on the Library of Congress website.
-  Has supplement listing rules, regulations and procedures of the Relocation Center: Heart Mountain sentinel bulletin.
-  Japanese ed.: Hāto Maunten senchineru.
-  Abstracted in: Virginia journal and Alexandria advertiser [abstracts].
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