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Paul William Nishimuta Collection Finding Aid 2016.005
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Go For Broke National Education Center
    Title: Paul William Nishimuta Collection
    creator: Nishimuta, Paul William, 1924-2015
    source: Nishimuta, James
    Identifier/Call Number: 2016.005
    Physical Description: .42 Linear Feet 2 half-size document boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1940s

    Content Description

    This collection contains approximately 150 photographs, 3 letters, 2 newspaper clippings, 2 packs of negatives, and 1 photograph album that describe Paul William Nishimuta's service as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) during World War Two.

    Biographical / Historical

    Paul William Nishimuta was born on March 16, 1924 in Cushing, Oklahoma. Nishimuta joined the army in 1944 at the age of 20, serving as an infantry soldier, rifleman, and private in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) during World War Two. Nishimuta served in Italy, France, and Germany, and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Italy. After his service he was a sales representative for the Lawton Constitution newspaper in Lawton, Oklahoma, later moving to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 1969 to manage the West Hawaii Today newspaper. After his retirement in 1985, Nishimuta moved to San Diego to live with his family. Nishimuta passed away on July 13, 2015 at the age of 91.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Savannah Lake in December 2019 and January 2020.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item], [Collection], Go For Broke National Education Center, Los Angeles, California.

    Existence and Location of Copies

    Digital surrogates can be found at https://ndajams.omeka.net/collections/show/1327

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Japanese Americans
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
    United States. Army. Regimental Combat Team, 442nd
    United States. Army. Infantry Battalion, 100th
    Nishimuta, James