Yoshiaki Fujitani
Military Intelligence Service

Hawaii Territorial Guard

Yoshiaki Fujitani

The Hawaii Territorial Guard patrols selected areas of Oahu.

At age 18, Yoshiaki, a corporal in the HTG, is appointed squad leader, commanding men older than he.

In January 1942, the HTG is disbanded. No explanation is given. Yoshiaki recalls: "We were angry, disappointed. I think maybe we cried, too. We were discouraged. Here, we had no intention of being traitors to America but clearly we're being suspected and they're not trusting us."