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

Full Text Newspaper ArticleWatsonville Register-Pajaronian. Nov. 24, 1944. p. 1


POSTON, Ariz. (Special) PFC Henry S. Izumizaki, 23, former resident of Watsonville and a graduate of Watsonville High school in 1940, was killed in action in France on Nov. 2 while fighting with the 442nd combat regiment. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. K. Izumizaki.

His death increases the number of gold stars on the Poston center service flag to 11. On Oct. 19, PFC Paul Horiuchi, also formerly of Watsonville, was killed in action in France.

PFC Izumizaki was a member of the Watsonville High school football team and of the Block "W" society. His brother, PFC James Izumizaki, was reported wounded in France on Oct. 17. Another brother, Pvt. Arthur, is stationed at Camp Blanding, Fla.

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