Santa Cruz County History - Executive Order 9066 and the Residents of Santa Cruz County


Full Text Newspaper ArticleWatsonville Register-Pajaronian. July 30, 1945. p. 6

WATSONVILLE NISEI RETURNING FROM ITALY

WITH THE FIFTH ARMY Italy (Special to Register-Pajaronian) - Sgt. Shigara Hirano of Watsonville, Calif., is returning to the United States from the Fifth Army in Italy with an adjusted service rating score of 85. A member of 442nd Japanese-American combat team, Hirano entered the service Oct. 22, 1941, and came overseas in May, 1944. He wears the European theater ribbon with four battle stars, the Purple Heart, American defense ribbon and good conduct medal. His parents live at 220-3-D, War Relocation center, Poston, Ariz.

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