Office of Strategic Services
Born in 1922, Dick Hamada is the third of Tokuichi and Shige Hamada’s five children — all born in Honokaa Sugar Company’s Maite Camp on the island of Hawaii.
Tokuichi, a plantation carpenter, builds laborers’ homes. To supplement the family income, Shige does laundry for Filipino bachelors. She also makes raincoats and sews trousers for family and others.
Dick tends the livestock and garden. The Hamadas share and exchange produce with neighbors.