Theodore Shigeru "Ted" Kanamine

性別 Male
生年月日 1929-8-29
出生地 Hollywood CA, U.S.A.
入隊した年 1954-6-1, Omaha NB
入隊のタイプ Volunteer
所属・部署 Army
兵役のタイプ War,peacetime
所属部隊のタイプ Combat,sup
所属部隊 US Military Police School; US Army Europe; 8th Infantry Division; 1st Infantry Division; US Army Military Advisory Group, Thailand; US Army Vietnam; 1st US Army.
特殊技能 Military Police, Infantry (when you become senior in grade, you do 'everything')
最終目標 USA - Kansas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania,Georgia, Washington, Maryland; Germany (twice), Korea, Vietnam, Thailand
除隊した年 Ft. Meade MD
所属部隊の役割 Garrison and combat military police support; Advisory duties Thailand; Combat support Vietnam; Military Police Services and Security, Germany; Reserve and National Guard Training with 1st Army
所属部隊での個人的役割 Commander
主な戦闘(交戦地帯へ従軍した場合) Vietnam - Tet
勲章・褒章(個人又は所属部隊) Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Parachutist Badge; Secretary of Defense Identification Badge; General Staff Identification Badge; My awards and citations were for various tasks associated with my numerous assignments. I simply did what was necessary in the very best manner I could.
生活状況 My conditions in Korea and Vietnam were somewhat primitive - but other soldiers were much more uncomfortable. At least we had cover from the rain and hot food and showers (cold) to bathe in. Entertainment was a occasional USO group. Otherwise, there were books, magazines and the Stars and Stripes.
軍隊生活で最も記憶に残っている出来事 One of my units was located in Saigon - I was present during the random VC rocket attacks on the city - 'scary'! We were busy all night helping victims of the attack - first aid, transporting to hospitals, etc. War is no fun! We must do all we can to avoid war - but if war is the only choice - we must win!
軍隊にいる間、最も懐かしかったもの Nothing. I enjoyed my many years in service and the lifestyle was one that me and my family were completely happy with.
個人的に軍隊経験から学んだ最も重要なこと Life is not always 'peaches and cream'. Tough times and big problems arise but a close family and good friends can solve almost anything. Home and country must be protected. Have the personal discipline to know what is right and develop the skills necessary to do whatever the task is in the best way you know how. This reflects my development in the military and the way I live my life today. I believe in the philosophy of 'Duty - Honor - Country'. I think my family and friends know this.

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