Frank Tadao Matsuda oral history interview, part 3 of 3, August 25, 2007


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Frank Matsuda talks about the Nisei legacy and how their service opens the door for many Asians. The 442nd receives 20 to 21 medals, and K Company received two of the medals. Frank feels many other soldiers deserve recognition for their service, especially the medics for their service and bravery. Frank reflects on those who serviced in the Army and is killed in action at a young age.

After Frank's service in the Army 442nd Regimental Combat Team, K Company, He moves to Chicago to be near his sister and school. Frank gets married to Yuri L. Satow Matsuda. They have three children and three grandchildren. Eventually Frank moves back to Seattle because his father is ill.

Frank feels the situation is improving for the next generations after the war. Frank is proud of his kids and grandchildren. He wishes they do their best, be happy and healthy.



Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1922 Jan 09

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Location of Basic Training


Matsuda, Frank Tadao: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Frank Tadao Matsuda oral history interview, part 3 of 3, August 25, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024,