Dick Hamada
Office of Strategic Services

Office of Strategic Services (OSS)

Dick Hamada

Tired of the routine of basic training, Dick seeks the challenge of something new. He and over a hundred other nisei at Camp Shelby volunteer for hazardous duty with the OSS.

Dick is among the nineteen enlisted personnel initially selected. In secret, they travel to Camp McDowell, Illinois. From January to April 1944, the group receives training in communication.

Eight are removed for security reasons. Dick and the others are sent to Camp Savage.