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Bothwell speaks of his time in New York and the New England area and his life as a civilian. He speaks about finding employment and his near hire at California-Texas Oil Company. He also speaks about his desire to go to Harvard Business School.

Kondo V-mail letter 014.pdf

Morimoto writes to his wife, Yuri Morimoto, while waiting to be reassigned from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He hopes that she will receive the package that he sent to her soon, and writes that he misses her and Melinda.
Kondo V-mail letter 013.pdf

Morimoto writes to Hal and Misa Hoshino while stationed in Italy. He writes about how he has never written so many letters in his life, how he hopes to see Henry Kondo (Misa's brother) while stationed overseas, and about the food he has been eating…
Kondo V-mail letter 012.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister from his foxhole on the front lines. He writes about the constant shelling from the Germans, and about the tree bursts caused from the artillery explosions.
Kondo V-mail letter 011.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister from the front lines about the German artillery and mortal shells landing near his foxhole. He writes about the weather and about eating the local fruits and vegetables that are conveniently located near his foxhole.
Kondo V-mail letter 010.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister thanking her for remembering his birthday and for sending a pack of cigarettes. He writes that he will send her gifts from Rome the next time he goes there on pass, about the birthday party that the boys threw him the night…
Kondo V-mail letter 009.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister about receiving a letter from her husband, Hal Hoshino, while she was away in Salt Lake City. He writes about his physical well-being and that of his friends who are overseas with him. He also writes about the 100th…
Kondo V-mail letter 008.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister about the memorial service that was held for those who were recently killed in action. He describes the meal he ate that day, which consisted of "roast turkey, fried rice, gravy, canned peaches, and lemonade," and expresses…
Kondo V-mail letter 007.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister, Misa, while on a break from the fighting on the front lines. He writes about being reviewed by King George and General Mark Clark, and enjoying the evening entertainment every night.
Kondo V-mail letter 006.pdf

Kondo writes to his brother-in-law, Hal Hoshino about his experience fighting on the front lines against German artillery forces. He hopes that Hal does not have to go to war and describes his own experience of war to be "pretty close to hell."
Kondo V-mail letter 005.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister about receiving her v-mail letter and expresses excitement about her trip to Salt Lake City. He hopes that the boys back home do not have to be enlisted into the war. He also writes about his experience surviving a raid of…
Kondo V-mail letter 004.pdf

Kondo writes about missing his family, and about his daily routine overseas in Italy, which include eating many fruits that are sold to them by the Italian natives, and venturing into town.
Kondo V-mail letter 003.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister about receiving her previous letters, and about his siblings going back to the incarceration camp to be with their parents. He writes about his experiences in Italy, describing the barter system of using cigarettes instead…
Kondo V-mail letter 002.pdf

Kondo writes about finally landing at his assigned overseas destination. He writes about his trip overseas, describing the places they saw along the way; about receiving his sister's letter the day before; about an air raid that took place the night…
Kondo V-mail letter 001.pdf

Kondo addresses this letter to his sister Misa and her husband, Hal Hoshino. He writes about how much he enjoyed his journey aboard a ship, and requests that their family continue to write to him.

Top row, left photograph: Medical nurse in full attire; Top row, middle: [Mary & Gilbert Tanji] at the top of the Empire State building, Oct. 1945; Top row, right: Sargent Fujimoto and sister;

Bottom row, left: Nurses having a picnic on the grass…

Top row, left image of Katsutoshi Tabata in uniform on the balcony of a building with the Empire State Building in the background. Written on the image, "To my barracks pal Tanji, always Katsutoshi."

Top row right, image missing, written on page,…

Top row, left: James Tanji on the Rockefeller Center Roof Studio in New York. Written on photo: "Gil & Mary"; top row, right: "Base Headquarters, Bolling Field, D.C."

Bottom row, left: [Frudin] and Robert holding newborn baby. 1947; bottom row,…

Photographs on this page are captured in New York City. All parties are in formal or dress-ware. Gilbert and Shige are in formal military uniforms.

Top row, left to right: Tai, Gilbert, and Julia; Gilbert, Masao, Tai, Julia, Aiko; Tai, "Gil",…

New York City skyline in distance; photograph taken from a ship.

Closer to the Statue of Liberty approaching New York City. Other ships in harbor; image taken from a ship.

Sailing towards New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty; seen in the distance.

Sign of welcome to soldiers arrival to New York. "Welcome home. Well done." written on sign in distance.

In this segment, Hiroshi Kaku recalls more memories from his time in Italy and France with the 442nd. He describes the Champagne Campaign in Southern France and the Gothic Line Campaign in Italy. Kaku also talks about his work with the Army during…

In this segment, Hiroshi Kaku shares many memories from his days with the 442nd in Europe including action in both Italy and France, flying in gliders, being trained as a litter bearer, and hearing different German artillery weapons.

In this segment, Hiroshi Kaku begins by recalling the intense, year-long training that he endured with the 442nd. Besides training, Kaku also discusses many memories and experiences from his days in the Army. He briefly talks about traveling overseas…

In this segment, Hiroshi Kaku begins by recalling his personal memories from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Martial Law in Hawaii before discussing his decision to enlist in the Army. Kaku then recalls the initial screening process in…

In this segment, Hiroshi Kaku introduces himself and begins by talking about his family background and childhood in Hawaii. Kaku also discusses his experiences in school and his community, conveying his memories of Hawaii during that period of time.
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