gunbunny Posted August 16, 2008 Share #1 Posted August 16, 2008 Here's a group of items I picked up at an estate sale a couple of years ago. I walked into the house and was astounded to see a footlocker full of military items sitting in the middle of the living room floor. One of the first things I noticed was a rare bullion 442 patch. Natually I kept digging. The items found belonged to Mitsuo Kawamoto, a medic assigned to the 3rd Bn., 442nd RCT. He apparently stayed in the Army and was stationed in Japan when the Korean War broke out. There was a Korean Service and United Nations ribbon in his effects. At this time he was no longer a medic but serving as a cook. He appears to have retired some time in the '60's. Below are some of the items found including a scarve with a chain-stitched 442 insignia. The two D.I.'s were obtained elsewhere. One is an Italian made version given to me by a 442 Vet I used to work with. Here's a t-shirt of Company D, 171st Inf. Bn. The 171st was a 442 component. Here's some miscellaneous stuff, including a pair of original issue dark glasses. A close-up showing his name written inside a couple of the booklets. The French phrase book has "T/5 M. Kawamoto...3rd Bn Medics 442 Inf" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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