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Japanese-American volunteers. First man to have applied for voluntary induction at local board 2, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii when formation of the AJA [Americans of Japanese ancestry] combat regiment was announced, Tatsuo Truruda, twenty-four, of Kealia was also one of the first in the territory to take his physical examination. Examining him is Major Malcolm A. Jones, president of the examining board. Tsuruda, active in Boy Scout activities on the Garden Isle, was a clerk at the Lihue Plantation Company. Both his father and mother are American citizens




March 1943


Kauai, NA, NA

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