Ronald Oba
F Company, 442nd RCT


Ronald Oba

Ronald, a seventh-grader at Aiea Elementary School, works in the plantation fields on Fridays. It is a requirement of the Future Farmers of America program. By cutting grass, he earns thirty cents a day.

At Aiea Independent Japanese-language School, he does not learn much of the language, but is influenced by shushin (ethics).

Ronald works at canneries to pay tuition at college preparatory Iolani School. But, he has no plans or means to go to college.