Families are the result of decades of relationships, twists of fate and world events. It is unbelievable how one decision can ultimately determine how many descendants will be brought into this world…or what happens to them.
Twists of fate and world events can put siblings on opposite sides of a fence. In my case, my Seattle-born uncle was forced to don the uniform of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II and died on Leyte. My father, although a US citizen like my uncle who was killed, was imprisoned in stateside “camps” during WWII by President Franklin D. Roosevelt – just one among over 110,000 Americans of Japanese descent. Dad then enlisted for the legendary 8th US Army’s Military Intelligence Service after being released from camp. Two of my uncles also served in the US 8th Army during hostilities.
I hope you will find the stories and family photos intertwined with World War II to be fascinating.
Some home cooking, too!
Thanks for stopping by.
Koji D. Kanemoto
IMPORTANT NOTE: There will some quotes – these quotes are from WWII combat veterans who were reliving their horrors with me at that time and place. These veterans have no ill will towards me or my family as they had learned to forgive.