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S: A Autobiography of My Life from 1918 and Memories with the 100th Infantry Battalion: Dog Company Saburo Nishime

BC: The Most Engaging Historical Book Ever Published! Saburo Nishime never mentioned The War and out of respect, we did not ask him. But one day he decided that it was time to set to paper his like story. At 85 years old, with a clear memory and great humility, Mr. Nishime chronicles his life from the early 20th century on the Dole Pineapple Plantations in Poipu Kauai, to his experiences in the Army, part of the famed 442-100th Battalion, Dog Company, awarded The Purple Heart. He pocketed his award and went back out to the battlefields of Italy to fight for an America that had doubts about him as a Japanese American. The original manuscript has been reproduced in this book and the photos are as he place them. Laugh, cry, enter the world of what it took to Grow America Great.

FC: An Autobiography Memories with the 442-100th Infantry Battalion: Dog Company | by Saburo Nishime | The One PukaPuka ~ Go For Broke

1: At the young-old age of 85, Saburo Nishime decided to sit down and and put his memories into print. Mr. Nishime wanted to chronicle the story of his life, and the circumstances of his immigrant parents coming to America, for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to read. This is his story, his manuscript with photos he included just way he designed it in a spiral bound book created at Kinkos. Mr. Nishime's writes with the voice of a reporter, and has created very interesting, informative and engaging book to read. In the first section of this book, Mr. Nishime demonstrates uncanny recall of the details of his life from the early 1920's to the present. In The War Years, Mr. Nishime writes about how it was to be a Japanese-American drafted into the Army and become part of a new battalion, for Japanese soldiers only; The 442-100th Battalion. Mr. Nishime explains simply and concisely the experiences he had including how in one incident, his good friend Popeye Fujimoto, standing in front of him, was blown up by an enemy grenade. The 442-100th Battalion went on to become the most the most highly decorated, and most heroic battalion in the history of our military. Broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw wrote in his 1998 book The Greatest Generation, "it is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced."[1] He argued that these men and women fought not for fame and recognition, but because it was the right thing to do. When they came back they rebuilt America into a superpower.'(Wikipedia) The 442 100th Battalion faced prejudice, discrimination and distrust. but in spite of it all, they fought for the land they loved, their country, the United States of America. They all were truly, The Greatest Generation. .

2: Thank-you for your love and support for your heart an soul your peace and kindness Your heroism and humility Thank-you for giving the best part of yourself to us To pass on to our children Your integrity and character is Your Legacy That lights our lives forever

3: An Autobiography My Memories with the 442 100th Infantry Battalion Dog Company This book is dedicated to My son Michael, My daughter Jeanie Grandaughter Jessica Grandsons Phillip, Quinten and Scuppy Written in 2003 or so Published in 2011 by Tech Libre Honolulu, Hawaii *please do not copy or use anything in this book without written permission from the author or his agent

7: Nabe Kunchan (19) and Sekichi Nishime (18) 1906 Wedding Photo

89: They fought for their Nation even though their Nation turned its back on them. Thank-you is not enough.

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  • Title: An Autobiography:
  • The author of this book took to his typewriter at the age of 85 to set down the story of his life and his experiences as a Japanese/Okinawain growing up in the early part of the 20th Century. It chronicles his life from his early years farming pineapple in Poipu Kauai, to his experiences as a member of the most highly decorated Battalion of World War II, Th 442-100th Battalion. and then the Post War years, living and raising his family in Japan. In 1987, Mr. Nishime moved home to Hawaii to live out his retirement with his wife and to be in the company of his son and grandsons. His life was a life well-lived with struggles and hardship, which is presented simply and humbly with out excuse. The book is kept true to the original manuscript form as Mr. Nishime created it including photographs. Nothing is changed from by the editor in honor of his work and life story.
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  • Published: over 8 years ago