Masao "Mas" Kadomatsu

Gender Male
Birth date 1915-08-30
Place of birth Los Angeles CA, USA
Inducted 1944-06-01, Ft. Leavenworth KS
Enlistment type Volunteer
Service branch Army
Service type War
Unit type Support
Units served MISLS, ATIS
Military specialty Translation Officer 9330
Stationed Other Countries: Japan
Separated Ft. Lawton WA
Unit responsibility Japanese Language Instruction
Personal responsibility Japanese language instructor
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) Army Commendation Ribbon WW II Victory Medal Occupation Medal, Japan
Additional information In 1942, Colonel Rassmusem came to Manzanar direct to recruit instructors for MISLS at Camp Savage, MN. As a consequence, Dave Itami, Shoji Takimoto and myself were hired as civilian instructors (the very first volunteers from relocation centers) and left for Camp Savage, Minnesota, in the latter part of October, 1942. After the school moved to Fort Snelling, I voluntarily joined the armed forces, looking forward to going overseas. However, it was not until the school moved to the Presidio, Monterey (California) that in 1947, I was able to go overseas and served in Japan for approximately 2 years. Residnece: Anaheim, CA


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