This collection includes letters written by Henry Kondo to his sister Misa (Kondo) Hoshino in 1944 while he was overseas in
the European Theater, as well as various photographs from the pre-war period of Kondo and his family, and of Kondo during
his military service.
Henry Kondo, a native of Pasadena, Califonia, was born in 1921 to Yasaku and Kiyome Kondo. He completed two years at the University
of Southern California studying pharmacy when World War II broke out. He and his family were forcibly removed into Tulare
Temporary Detention Facility. Kondo volunteered for the army in 1943, where he served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
He was killed in action on October 19, 1944 during the Battle of Bruyeres