George Chuman

Gender Male
Birth date 1919-12-17
Place of birth Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.
Inducted 1941-11-12, Los Angeles CA
Enlistment type Volunteer
Service branch Army
Service type War
Unit type Support
Units served MIS A-13 (Graduated Snelling, Aug. 1944)
First Cavalry Division
Military specialty Military Intelligence Service - Personal interpreter to Brig. General Chandler in Tokyo and Major General Chase in Korea
Stationed USA:
Ft. Leonard Woods, St. Louis
Military Intelligence Language School, Fort Snelling, Minnesota

Other Countries:

Separated Ft. MacArthur CA
Unit responsibility Interpretation
Personal responsibility Interpreter
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) American Campaign Medal
American Defense Service Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Good Conduct Medal
World War II Victory Medal
ASR Score (09/02/1945)
53 Lapel Button Issued
Also received special recognition by the Government of Japan for post-war assistance in organizing Japan Defense Forces and processing repatriated civilians and Japanese Army personnel from Korea, China, and Manchuria
Living conditions Primarily in Officers' quarters
Really enjoyed playing poker and tennis.
Most vivid memory of military experience Meeting my wife, Hisako, in Japan and having the best time of my life. We've been happily married ever since for the past 43 years.
Missed most whilst in the military I missed completing my education. I was only able to attend two years at UCLA.
Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience? War is never good.
Additional information Married for 43 years to Hisako, having two sons, Mamoru (who is a Vietnam veteran) who is married to Helen, Robert, one daughter, Jeanne, and three granddaughters, Trina, Cindy, and Christie. Prior to retirement, was a Real Estate Broker (CRB, CRS, GRI) and developer.

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