Shimoda served with the legendary 442nd Infantry Regiment in WWII, then lost his leg in combat in Korea.
The delay is especially agonizing for the families of Chinese veterans — approximately 90% of whom are now deceased.
"He was just the most honorable, loyal, salt-of-the-earth kind of guy."
Men from the 8th Air Force entered the cockpit mission after mission, knowing that it was likely a death sentence.
"I was a crew chief and gunner. Whatever they needed," Hilton Carter said once in an interview.
Massachusetts resident Arthur "Mac" McIntosh is looking forward to his 101st birthday this week after overcoming a case of COVID-19
Stiller, the father of actor Ben Stiller and best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Frank Costanza on "Seinfeld," died of natural causes.
Blacksmiths, pigeoneers, crystal grinders and other seemingly archaic jobs were essential parts of the US military in WWII.
"It ended at different times for different soldiers. It ended when the Germans in front of them gave up.”
“A lot of people are going through a lot of problems with the [coronavirus] ... I just thought this would add a little humor or something to the whole thing.”
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