100th Infantry Battalion
Stanley Masaharu Akita
Stanley Masaharu Akita is born in 1923 in the plantation town of Honomu on the island of Hawaii.
He is the eldest of three boys and three girls. Stanley and his siblings are sansei (third generation).
Stanley's paternal grandfather works for the plantation and, with foresight, purchases property. Stanley's mother, Yoshie Akita, runs the family store, which is built on the property. His father, Alexander Kiyoichi Akita, is a teacher.