Don Miyada oral history interview, part 4 of 4, November 22, 2014


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Don discusses his last duties towards the end of the war are marching and holding positions. Don mentions the dangers of minefields and German Schu-mines. Two weeks after the Gothic Line breaks, he recalls encountering friendly fire and witnessing another soldier killed in action.

When the war ends, in May 1946, Don stays in Europe to assist with marshaling the German troopers to surrendering and inventorying their weapons. Don has the opportunity to take leave to Rome and Switerzland. He also attends the US Arm Force Institute in Florence, Italy.

Don returns to the United States from Livorno, Italy, on the Wilson Victory and is discharged at Camp Beale. Don receives recognition by President Truman and receives ribbons and awards for his service. Post-war, Don furthers his education, gets married, and has a family. Don discusses the Nisei legacy and personal photographs.



Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1925 May 21

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Miyada, Don: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Don Miyada oral history interview, part 4 of 4, November 22, 2014,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 12, 2024,