Bob Hideo Kaichi Collection Finding Aid 2018.001
Go For Broke National Education Center
355 E. 1st Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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.
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.
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.
[Item], [Collection], Go For Broke National Education Center, Los Angeles, California.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Camp Shelby (Miss.)
Japanese Americans -- History -- 20th century
United States. Army. Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 34th
United States. Army. Infantry
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans