Takashi Kitaoka
100th Infantry Battalion (Separate)

Yuki Miwa Kitaoka

Arrangements are made with the company commander through the Red Cross for Yuki Kitaoka, Takashi’s wife, to follow him to towns located near Camp McCoy and Camp Shelby.

The couple must separate when Takashi is assigned overseas.

[My wife joined me at Camp McCoy and Camp Shelby.]

Yuki Kitaoka.
Yuki Kitaoka.

I arranged that with my company commander. Exactly how, what arrangement we made, I don’t really know. As far as I’m concerned, it was a question of the military, how they worked. I don’t know the details of what they did but in any case, they worked with the Red Cross to have dependents come up.

It wasn’t a hard decision, but then she wanted to come up so I talked to the company commander and he said it was a pretty good idea. She wanted to come up, go ahead and let her come up. The arrangement was made by the Red Cross, I imagine. I don’t know the details. All I know is that on a certain day, she came.

Yuki and Takashi Kitaoka, Camp McCoy.
Yuki and Takashi Kitaoka, Camp McCoy.

[Eventually, we were separated again when I had to go overseas.]

Read Yuki Kitaoka's Story: Joining Takashi

Takashi Kitaoka's interview courtesy of the Center for Oral History. Photographs courtesy of Takashi Kitaoka.

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