232nd Combat Engineer Company
Hichiro Matsumoto is born in 1918 in the Kalihi district of Honolulu. He is the youngest of five brothers and two sisters. One of his sisters passes away at an early age.
His parents, Hirotaro and Tsugi Matsumoto, are both from Kumamoto-ken, Japan.
The Matsumotos farm a variety of flowers on 2-1/2 acres of leased land in Kalihi. Their home is located near the cultivated fields.