Takashi Kitaoka
100th Infantry Battalion (Separate)

Military Training

Takashi Kitaoka

Nisei pulled from the 298th and 299th Infantry Regiments are shipped out to the Mainland in June 1942.

Designated the 100th Infantry Battalion, Separate, they travel to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin for training. Takashi, promoted to staff sergeant in Baker Company, takes charge of a squad.

On weekends the men visit La Crosse, Madison, and other cities, where they go to movies and drink beer.

In 1943, the 100th departs for Camp Shelby, Mississippi.