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Kiyoshi Hirano oral history interview, part 3 of 3, May 5, 2006
Hirano continues his recollection of his time in Japan, starting with his arrival in Hiroshima. There, he would see the devastation after the atomic bomb and be assigned to the Counter Intelligence Cops (CIC). After leaving that, he would stay in Japan and work a few other jobs for the Army, before being discharged back in the United States. It was there that he began leasing hotels in Stockton and would eventually lease 4 hotels and own 3. Next, he discusses his family background which now includes grandchildren. Finally, he speaks about other things he did while working for the Army and his thoughts on writing the treaty.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1920 Jan 10
Location of Birth
War or Conflict
Branch of Service
Entrance into Service
Hirano, Kiyoshi: narrator, Yamagami, Don: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kiyoshi Hirano oral history interview, part 3 of 3, May 5, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed September 28, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052003.