Ronald Oba
F Company, 442nd RCT

Ronald Masami Oba

Ronald Oba

Ronald Masami Oba is born in 1922 in Aiea, Hawaii. He is the second of seven children (four boys and three girls) born to Hamataro and Asayo Oba, both from Fukuoka-ken.

The Obas own and operate Aiea Barber Shop where they charge customers, most of whom are workers at the Honolulu Plantation Company, twenty-five cents a haircut.

The family lives in a two-story, two-bedroom home in back of the barbershop.