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Bob Hideo Kaichi Collection Finding Aid 2018.001
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Go For Broke National Education Center
    Title: Bob Hideo Kaichi Collection
    creator: Kaichi, Bob Hideo, 1921-2000
    creator: Hart, Gail
    Identifier/Call Number: 2018.001
    Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet
    Date (bulk): 1944-1945
    Abstract: This collection consists of personal materials of Bob Hideo Kaichi's during his time serving with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team 34th Infantry Division during World War II.
    Container: 2018.001

    Content Description

    This collection consists of personal materials of Bob Hideo Kaichi's during his time serving with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team 34th Infantry Division during World War II. The collection contains newspaper clippings mentioning Japanese American soldiers including mention of Hideo Kaichi. There are also two small flags of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Camp Shelby at Mississippi and the 34th Infantry Division Red Bull insignia. There is also a small publication, "The Story of the 34th Infantry Division Louisian to Pisa." And finally there are various military records addressed to or mentioning Hideo Kaichi.

    Biographical / Historical

    Hideo "Bob" Kaichi was born in 1921 in Hawaii. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 34th Infantry Divison, 2nd Battalion, Company H. While serving, he was awarded a Silver Star in 1944 for his acts of bravery saving a fellow wounded soldier. After the war, Bob returned to Hawaii where he married his wife, Alice. They both passed away in 2000.

    Preferred Citation

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

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Camp Shelby (Miss.)
    Hawaii
    Italy
    Japanese Americans
    Japanese Americans -- History -- 20th century
    Mississippi.
    United States.
    United States. Army. Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 34th
    United States. Army. Infantry
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans