Ko Stanley Sameshima oral history interview, part 3 of 3, October 13, 2007


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Ko Stanley Sameshima's Army career is full of many contributions and accomplishments. He graduates from Military Intelligence Language School and becomes a linguist during the Occupation of Japan. Ko joins the civil censorship as a First Lieutenant and stays in the service until April 1948. Later, Ko takes a position in the Civilian Defense Department focusing on post censorship.

After working in the censorship department, Ko works on a US Supervisor Training Manual. The manual becomes helpful to the Japanese in Japan during the time of the Korean War.

In October 1949, Ko decides to focus on his Aero Engineering degree and gets a position in the Air Force as a Supervisor Training Program.

In December 1976, Ko retires from the Air Force and works at the Ford Aero Space until 1987. Ko's previous connection during the occupation of Japan, helps him get a position at Nissan in Tennessee as a Facilitator Consultant.

Ko is married with three children and six grandchildren. For future generations, Ko's message is to learn about your heritage. Your family history is the most important knowledge. Moreover, Ko discusses the importance of the contributions of the 442nd, 100th, and Military Intelligence Service (MIS).





Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1921 Dec 06

Location of Birth

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Sameshima, Ko Stanley: narrator, Yuge, Tim: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ko Stanley Sameshima oral history interview, part 3 of 3, October 13, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053485.