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The American Red Cross, Greatest Mother of Them All, has Comforted an'dlielped Our Boys in Every
Theater of War. Now the Red Cross Needs Your Help to Continue its work Give! Give all you can.
VoL IV No. 10
Heart Mountain, Wyoming jfeturday, March 3, 1945
3 Cents Within City S cents Elsewhere
General Devers Presents
2 DSC, 19 Silver Stars,
12 Bronze Stars to Nisei
SIXTH ARMY GROUP, France Lt. Gen. Jacob
L. Devers, commanding general of the allied Sixth army
group awarded two Distinguished Service Crosses the
second highest award in the U.S. army 19 Silver Stars
and 12 Bronze Stars to Americans of Japanese ances
try, according to a release
censors on
passed by field
the Western front.
The Distinguished Serriee
Crosses were given for "ex
traordinary heroism In action"
to Statt Sgt Tnmeo Takemoto,
of Hflo, Hawaii, and Staff Sgt
Yoshbni B. Fojiwara, of Hono-
The Silver Star, third highest
military award, was given to 2nd
Lt. Masami I. Yoshlnari, Fort-
land; 2nd Lt. Shlgeo Terajl, Los
Angeles; Tech. Sgt Mltsyo D.
Tsuruda, Los Angeles; Tech. Sgt.
Toshlo Suyematsu, Casper, Wyo.;
Sgt. Mltsusuke PuJImoto, Los
Angeles; CpL Victor S. Izul,
Jerome, Idaho; Pvt Richard N,
Pukano, Oakland; Pfc. Joseph
Wakamatsu, Minidoka and Se
attle; Pvt Hideo Uyesaka, Los
Angeles; Pfc. Setsuo J. Matsu
ura, Potiatch, Idaho; Staff Sgt.
Ralph T. TcmeVHenoluUi; Tech.
5th GrWUtod-M. TafraBeno-
hUu; Pfc. Edward Fujlwara,
Oaha; Pfc Robert T. Muraoka,
Honolulu; Pfc. Satoru Shlkasho,
Koala, and Pfc Aklra Okamoto,
The SIlTer Star was awarded
peethaaeBsly to: Pfc Hatsu
Jl Hadaao, Oahn; Pvt Walter
E. Kanaya, Honolnla and Pvt.
Toaaeakl-ShBBabaksffo, Hono-
ore aupport
Gives Impetus
To Relocation
Growing support of the eva
cuee cause has given Impetus to
many local residents who plan
to return to their former homes
on the West coast, Joe Carroll,
relocation coordinator, an
nounced this week.
Despite the fact that' certain
portions of the northwest have
been "hot spots" In evacuee op
position, two lssel and one nisei
have visited Hood River, Long
view and Kent to make plans
for returning with their families,
No antagonistic incident has
occured, Carroll said.
The nisei reported,- oa his re
turn here, .that wnnr.:si,oaa
dren are now attending school
at TCent and that they are re
ceiving excellent treatment both
from school officials and from
other children.
The others have had friendly
reception from peace officers,
former business associates and
others within the community.
A general upsurge In reloca
tlon Interest continues to be
I .J 1 A
The Bronze Star was awarded, snwn, uarrou saio. uunng me
tin foHowlnir "s weeic 1K moiviauais repre-
r-r,i nviihv TTonnininr sentlng approximately 450 per.
Pf wMiin km. Piihn? PvtfSons, sought InformaUon from
Joseph K. Yasuda. Honolulu; 1th relocation division in order
Sgt Show Kalloka. Honolulu; to make plans for relocation to
Tech. 6th Gr. Harry Y. Ishiba-
shl, Honolulu; Pfc-James H.
Matsunaga, Honolulu; Pvt Nadao
Yoshlnaga. Maui; Pvt Teljl
Iahli, Honolulu; Pfc Arthur A.
Susumi, Seattle; Staff Sgt Kay
Kashlwabara, Penryn, Calif, Sgt
Kay Ihara, Denver and Pfc Mar
tin L. Ito, San Diego.
Citations for the Distinguished
Service Cross winners, follow:
To SjSgt Yoshiml R."Pujlwaxa,
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii."
for" extraordinary heroism In ac
tion inthe--vlc1nlty-of-Bruyeresi
the- West coast and other areas.
A total of 43 families, composed
of more than 100 persons, visited
the office on Monday and Tues
day alone, the coordinator said.
Relocation plans represent
various types of ventures from
agriculture to many Job types
and business planning.
Many of the family heads are
not making family plans at pre
sent but they are, Carroll said.
going out on short term leaves
Confers Here
Capt Antonio Martin, repre
sentative or the Spanish govern
ment from the San Francisco
Embassy, spent Tuesday at Heart
nJL nn inTi make their family plans.
attempting to flank an enemy y
strcingprilnV -defended by three fix sk
machine-gun sections and other Ai&pto ll &T LIU
ttutwaftw webjajuo, uxs piauxju
in which Sergeant Fujiwara-was
a squad leader was pinned down
sjBd virtually surrounded in a
long narrow strip of undergrowth
which offered concealment but
no eover.
"Having engaged the enemy In
a fire flght, the platoon found
itself further menaced by ma
chine gun and she1! fire from an
approaching -xbreo oftwo Mark
XV tanks, supported by two
colnwmg. of .60 enemy troops.
steeltatng that drastic action
DM Meesnry to avert the com
plete sunrhfkMnn of the platoon.
Sergeaat Fujlwara climbed
(CcmtoJea on .Page ff
Mountain in. the Interest of Ja
panese Nationals.
Captain Martin met with the
Community Council and discuss
ed -various raepects of. the center'
.JapanMS- nations were told
fVipfr then la no w"ww11oi
available at the present time
relative to the exchange of na
tinnals of this government and
of the Japanese government
Confab Offers 21
Despite the advice of Dil
i Ion S. Myer, national direc-
ref Rff,,;' Hssm. AA Oryrl I! would be "no change in
MMJ IULLUltUll llllllIO rtt I
4With Deep Sincerity'
policy" in the final reloca-
SIXTH ARMY GROUP, Prance Survivors of the 36th (Texas
rlHrlHfm'a nnnr.famniK Tef TJo hava nrantoH o ciltro
plaque to the Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Infantry cmr"l!i?.SaittL!
regiment who rescued them from death in a nazl trap.
Under the "Remember the Alamo" regimental insignia of the
tlon and closing of the centers,
delegates to the seven-center
week agreed to 21 recommenda
tions as a "partial list" and
To the 442nd Infantry Regiment
With Deep Sincerity and Utmost Appreciation for the gal
lant fight to effect our rescue after we bad been isolated for
seven days.
1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment
Biffontalne, France
From the 24th to the 30th of October, 1944.
141st infantry regiment, of which the encircled battalion was a "L"1 k" bf ept open
part, and under the insignia of the 442nd, are engraved these .r"Lc
w t&ui sumc nine iuuetuu tu fcuajr
I A letter, including the recom
,mendations and ten "statements
tof fact" was sent to Director
j Myer by the conference, accord
ling to Mlnejiro Hayashlda,
j chairman of the Heart Mountain
ieommunitv council and onp of
The Texans were surrounded by the Germans after they toe delegate A copy was
had paced their regiment in an advance in the Vosees moun-'j sent to secretary 0f interior
tains. For a week they were confined to a circular area roughly Harold L. Ickes.
300 yaras in Ammeter, wnat iooa ana ammunition iney receivea:
had to be fired to them in artillery shells or dropped by planes.
Their only source of water was a stagnant pool.
TO aecoHiBUfih the rescue, the Jasanese American doughboys
ted te refer oa a bayoeet charge agatest superior enemy forces
entrenched ea top of a bin, knock out nazl Tiger tanks that
challenged their stow advance through the dim forests, contend
with enemy soldiers dressed in American uniforms, disregard radio
directions sent by the enemy to mislead them, and to work their
way through two-and-a-half miles of terrain Intricately and beavi
ly mined, booby-trapped and road-blocked.
SoPac Servicemen Are 'Ashamed'
Of Villagers' Attempted Ouster
LARAMIE, Wyo. U.S. GIs now serving in the South Pacific
nnn "ashnmfH and sriTTV that an "instaiifleanfc minoritv" of the
Varsity Villagers at the University of Wyoming attempted to U recommendations of the con
expel two nisei officeholders from the organization. .ference "are entirely beyond the
The attempt was unsuccessful and brought nationwide pub- "v ui "'J( v-
The conference of the dele
gates representing GDa, Gra
nada, Minidoka, Poston. Koa
wer, Topaz and Heart Moun
tain centers, was held behind
closed doors and the an
nouncement this week was the
first information center resi
dents have had of the oat
come. Despite the sincere attempts
of Heart Mountain delegates to
develop a workable plan for re
location, many residents were
disappointed with the results
and voiced the feeling that
nothing new was accomplished."
Others declared that many of
llcity to the Incident
In letters to Margaret Eaton,
president of the Villagers, who
offered to resign should the ni
sei be forced from office, several
servicemen protested. Two of
the letters, both from the South
Pacific, follows:
"I have read about the action
of a group of co-eds of your
organization in requesting the
resignation of the secretary and
treasurer because of their Japa-
to look around and investigate neee ancestry, and of your forth-oppartunlties-acd
then return to (fight stand against this display
of stupidity and bigotry.
"May I congratulate you and
express the hope that you wfil
continue your efforts to bring
about a more tolerant attitude.
"More than all else, if we are
to accomplish anything worth
while through the' war effort, we
must try to maintain a cUar
bead and an intelligent under
standing of where the enemy Is
to be found 'and where our
fighting energy should be ex
pended without burning our
selves up and seeing red with
ignorant haired.
"I went through boot camp
with a large number of AJA
(Americans of Japanese ances
try) boys and know many of
them personally. Tbereare sev-
glad to have as neighbors.
"I know the problems they
face, the spirit with which th
have carried on, in spite of abi
and slander from the sidellni
and the final record their
have made in the fighting
Italy and France.
"I am ashamed and
that any group of
university girls should go out o:
their way to hurt other peopl
(Continued to Page Six)
faralyzea Nisei j
Continues Fight
Yohiynkl Ogata, nisei dough
boy, who lies paralyzed at
-Northington General hospital
here, "has shed enough of his
blood fighting with the Amerl
can Fifth army in Italy
the Seveath'array hi France
prove his love for the U.S."
The sergeant wears
awards lndading the
Heart with Oak Leaf clash r
and the DUtfrtgirishwd TJa t
Sergeant Ogata baa s t
grvea op fighting for his n
UveJand, He coatinaes in
era! whom I am proud to have own way by baying a $38
eieielrtMie'naod -wwfld- be 'Bead-every
Briefly the recommendations
included the following points:
1. That special governmental
agencies be established solely for
providing assistance to evacuees
who might require funds to re
establish themselves.
i 2. That the present relocation
'grant be Increased to include
every relocatee.
3. That long term loans at
low interest rates be made avail
able without security, to aid re
locates return to their former
4. That consideration be given
for OPA priority for obtaining
needed machinery that many
evacuees were forced to sell.
5. That property lost through
Inability to keep up installment
payments, be returned.
6. That WRA defray the ex
penses of Investigating reloca
tion possibilities.
7. That WRA establish ade
quately staffed offices in im
portant areas and employ per
sons of Japanese ancestry.
8. That WRA evacuee pro
perty offices continue far the
9 That WRA accept for rein-
auction Into centers those who
relocate and find themselves
able to make satisfactory ad-
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Heart Mountain sentinel (Cody, Wyoming), March 3, 1945
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Library of Congress
Place of Publication
Cody, Wyoming
Created / Published
Cody, Wyoming, March 3, 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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