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my grandma's brother was a medic in world war II and volunteered for the 100th battalion (in hawaii known as the "one puka puka") later to join the 442nd..
while the us government was locking up japanese americans on the mainland these brave young nisei born on soil that wasn't even part of the union.. volunteered to fight for america.. as a kid i asked my uncle why they weren't locked up.. he told me the economy would have collapsed..
#whatwillyoudoforyourcountry..? #happy #memorial #day #nisei #japaneseamerican #american #worldwarII #purpleheart #silverstar #medic #asknotwhatyourcountrycandoforyoubutwhatcanyoudoforyourcountry #notdrafted #volunteers #brave #Godbless #goforbroke ...
the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the united states army was a fighting unit composed almost entirely of american soldiers of Japanese ancestry who fought in world war II, despite the fact that many of their families were subject to internment.
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jbrotherdotcom memorial..
my great uncle tadashi kubo ..
(grandma's brother) was a volunteer and
served in the 100th infantry battalion as a medic.. in hawaii known as the "one puka puka"
later to become part of the 442nd battalion.. the most highly decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of american warfare..
sadly he gave his life trying to save others and was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star medals of honor posthumously
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#asknotwhatyourcountrycandoforyoubutwhatcanyoudoforyourcountry..
#100thbatalion #nisei #japaneseamerican #worldwarII #purpleheart #silverstar #medic #442nd #unitedstatesarmy #volunteers #notdrafted #internment #american #Godbless #goforbroke ..
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beginning in 1944, the regiment fought primarily in europe during world war II, in particular italy, southern france, and germany. the 442nd regiment was the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of american warfare.
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jbrotherdotcom day..
#purpleheart #silverstar #medic #uncle #tadashi #kubo #nisei #japaneseamerican #volunteers #notdrafted #internment #100thbatalion #442nd #worldwarII #memorial #day #letusnotforget #goforbroke #notjustathreedayweekend..

the 4,000 men who initially came in april 1943 had to be replaced nearly 2.5 times. in total, about 14,000 men served, earning 9,486 Purple Hearts. the unit was awarded eight presidential unit citations (5 earned in one month). twenty-one of its members were awarded medals of honor. its motto was "Go for Broke"#Godbless
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jbrotherdotcom *"I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM"
that was always mom's excuse for not joining us in the ocean or pool..
she had my sister and i swimming soon after walking and always took us to the beach or pool and later competing..
but mom hardly ever got wet beyond her waist.. that was dad's job..
eventually we quit bugging her and we believed her.. later i found this in my grandfather's stuff..
#swimming #ocean #pool #littlewhitelies #islandgirl #nokaoi #swim #fibbing #americanredcross #grandfather #whereiinheretedmypackratstatusfrom.. #jbrotherarchives #boogieboarding #surfing #mygrandfathertaughtcoachsakamotohowtoswiminanirrigationditch.. #maui #roots #history.. *always thought it was strange that an island gal born in the middle of the pacific *didn't know how to swim..
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jbrotherdotcom went swimming.. ️/
*spent a lot of time in the pool in a previous life.. as soon as the "career" ended it was *back to the beach.. and SURFING..!!!
the Duke used surfing as training for swimming ..
for this kid it was the other way around.. :24 50 free off a push.. not too bad
#nottoogood #swimming #googles #klausbarth #livelikeklaus #youcandoit #surfing #freestyle #50free #oldman #imagineswimming #nyc #garyhalljr #larsie #duke #kahanamoku #olympic #champion.. #mightexplainthespeedoalittlebettertosomeofyou..
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jbrotherdotcom happy mother's day everyone!!

*mom you've always been the coolest and taught me soo much..
most importantly to always be and believe in myself.. forever grateful ..
*pre-kids with her cousins in her '63 vw ragtop..
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jbrotherdotcom full.. 3w

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jbrotherdotcom .. moon .. 3w

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jbrotherdotcom ..rising.. 3w

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jbrotherdotcom back when fights were fights...
and las vegas was cool.. #preselfies
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*in a previous life my girlfriend and i drove her black convertible corvette out to vegas in 3.5 hours to watch mike iron-pre-ear-biting tyson vs donovan razor ruddock in the heated rematch.. we arrived late.. but always on time as usual..
hospitality poured affection over her with all kine questions how she was doing.. our tickets were already waiting for us and she assured us they were good seats..
while some young actor was struggling to look important and trying to get the same..
we were escorted onto the floor.. *always s laker fan but great basketball is great basketball ..
"hey michael looking good"
"thanks kid you too" (he'd just won the mvp his first nba finals and well deserved.. (the bulls us that year)
"excuse me bruce pardon me.. oh hi demi.." ( she winks)..
of course i gave my gal the nice seat and then asked don if he could lower his hair so i could see..
the announcer was introducing the stars and celebs.. the crowd was going nutz..
(i kinda chuckled when they boo'd christian slater.. she told me that's who that guy was trying to get tickets earlier.. ha)
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kids this was a real fight..
no back peddling moonwalking or running away.. just real boxing (mind you i'm not a fan of violence no matter what type.. but hey when in vegas right..?)
it was a tough match going the distance and each fighter gave it his best..
of course tyson fought dirty hitting razor
below the belt no less tha three times.. and threw multiple punches after the bell in several rounds..
ruddock fought like a gentleman falling several times but getting up quickly and right back into it..
don king paid off the judges and ref..
shocker when the red decided to not deduct points for the infractions and tyson won ..
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*the perks of dating the mirage president's daughter.. ...
#miketyson #razoruddock #fight #boxing #lame #moonwalking #backpeddling #previouslife #mirage #vegas #boxing #schmoxing #pacman #president #daughter #truestory.. #backwhenvegaswascool..
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