Enro Okada

Gender Male
Birth date 1923-5-20
Place of birth Portland OR, U.S.A.
Inducted 1944-8-1, Ft. Douglas UT
Enlistment type Draftee
Service branch Army
Service type War
Unit type Combat
Units served Co. I, 442nd RCT
Military specialty Runner
Stationed USA - Camp Blanding, FL; France; Italy
Separated Dibble General Hospital
Unit responsibility Headquarter platoon; Co. I - 442nf RCT
Personal responsibility Communication
Major battles (if served in a war zone) Rome-Arno Campaign
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) Good Conduct; Purple Heart; Combat Infantryman Badge; American Theatre; World War II Victory Medal; European African Middle Eastern Theatre w/ one Bronze Battle Star
Living conditions Sleep - slit trenches, fox-holes.

Bathe - did not.

Meals - K rations

Entertainment - none.

Most vivid memory of military experience A lieutenant, a sergeant, a corporal and a PFC were killed by the shell that wounded me.
Missed most whilst in the military Family - fiancee'
Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience? It is a very frightening experience to know that someone is trying to kill you.
Additional information My war experience was very limited - eleven days at the front.


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