Henry Hidemi Furuya

Sexo Male
Fecha de Nacimiento 1929-3-26
Lugar de Nacimiento HI, U.S.A.
Inducted 1948-7-2, Honolulu HI
Tipo de Alistamiento Volunteer
Afiliación Militar Army
Tipo de servicio prestado War,peacetime
Tipo de unidad militar Combat,sup
Unidades a las que sirvió 7/48-7/50: Enlisted Service (Cpl) 8309th Sig Svs, Ft Shafter, HI
8/50-1/51: Officer Candidate School, Ft. Riley, KS
2/51-5/51: Student Officer - The Infantry School, Ft. Benning, GA
6/51-7/52: POW Interrogation Officer, Hq 3rd Inf Div, Korea
7/52-7/53: Translation Officer, 509th MISP, Sendai, Japan
8/53-1/54: Co. Exec Officer, USARPAC DEF FORCE, Ft. Shafter, HI
2/54-2/81: U.S. Army Reserve (retired as a Colonel) Ft. DeRussy, HI
Especialidad militar 9335 Intelligence Officer
Asignado USA: Ft. Shafter,HI; Ft. Riley,KS; Ft. Benning, GA
Other Countries: Korea; Japan
Retirado Ft. DeRussey HI
Responsabilidad en la unidad POW interrogation and translation of captured documents.
Responsabilidad individual POW interrogation, train enlisted interrogators, review interrogation reports and document translations.
Batallas principales (si sirvió en una zona de guerra) Korea:
UN Summer-Fall Offensive
2nd Korean Winter
Summer-Fall '52.
Reconocimientos, medallas, menciones (individuales o de la unidad) Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Korean Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars
UN Service Medal
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
National Defense Medal
1 O/S Bar
Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/2 Stars
Army Reserve Achievement Medal w/2 Stars
Condiciones de Vida We lived in squad tents with a pot belly stove on each end of the tent. These stoves did little to keep us warm during winter. We were provided army cots with air mattress to sleep on.
There was very little entertainment. I saw one USO show with Danny Kaye while in Korea.
Recuerdo más vívido de la experiencia militar As an enlisted man in 1949, I was selected to be a pall bearer for Ernie Pyle during his reinterrment ceremony at the National Cemetary of the Pacific in Hawaii.
Lo que más extraño durante su tiempo en las fuerzas armadas Family and old friends, especially while in Korea.
¿En lo personal, qué obtuvo de su experiencia militar? Gained maturity, enlisted as a nineteen year-old kid and left active service as a matured officer.

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