Military Intelligence Service
Pre-Invasion of Okinawa
Officers find "Takejiro" too difficult to pronounce; "Junior" becomes his nickname.
General Claude Easley treats Takejiro like a grandson. When the general is later killed in battle he is devastated.
One day, Takejiro is ordered to report to corps headquarters. There he sees a huge map of the southern half of Okinawa. He freezes as if doused with a bucket of ice water; he realizes the next target is Okinawa.