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Ted Tsukiyama Collection Finding Aid 2015.025
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This collection includes photographs from Ted Tsukiyama's time serving with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service in World War II. There are also a lot of photographs from his childhood and time before World War II in Hawaii.
Ted Tsukiyama was born December 13, 1920 and grew up in Kaimuki, Oahu, the second youngest in a family of five siblings. A graduate of Roosevelt High School, Tsukiyama went on to enroll at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1939. His college education interrupted by the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the United States entry into World War II, Tsukiyama became a founding member of the first volunteer all-Nisei unit of WWII, the Varsity Victory Volunteers, and went on to join what would become the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Tsukiyama was discharged in 1946 and, thanks to the GI Bill, continued his education, ultimately graduating from Yale Law School. He lives in Hawaii currently.
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