Minidoka Honor Roll Update Project 2022

Minidoka Honor Roll
Minidoka National Historic Site replica Honor Roll

NPS

The National Park Service is updating the replica Honor Roll located at the front entrance of Minidoka National Historic Site. If you are a WWII veteran who was unjustly incarcerated at Minidoka, or if you are a friend or relative of such a veteran, we would like to hear from you! Eligible WWII veterans include those who served in the 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service, Women’s Army Corps, Army Nurse Corps, and Cadet Nurse Corps.

Through February 7th, 2022 we are accepting applications to add Minidoka WWII veterans onto the Honor Roll if their names have not yet been listed. We are also accepting applications to correct misspellings or make changes to an existing name.

A full list of the current names on the Minidoka replica Honor Roll can be found at the bottom of this page.

History of the Honor Roll

The Minidoka Honor Roll was originally built in 1943 by Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at the Minidoka concentration camp in Hunt, Idaho. It served to recognize the Nisei who enlisted for US military service in World War II despite the anti-Japanese racism they faced. During WWII, recognition on the Honor Roll was not limited to those who were incarcerated at Minidoka. Those who were serving and had family incarcerated at Minidoka were also recognized. After Minidoka was closed in 1945 and deconstructed for farmsteads, the original Honor Roll was lost.

In 2011, a replica was created in partnership with the Friends of Minidoka using historic images. As a living interpretative exhibit, the replica Honor Roll is periodically updated to include the names of Minidoka WWII veterans who were not listed on the 1943 original. During this 2022 update, we hope to capture as many new names as possible.

Who is Eligible?

According to the Code of Federal Regulations, 3.2 (d), World War II service is defined as “December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946, inclusive. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947, is considered [WWII] service.” Only WWII veterans (as defined above) who have direct ties to the Minidoka concentration camp are eligible for inclusion on the Minidoka Honor Roll. This includes veterans who were themselves incarcerated at Minidoka and those whose immediate family members (incl. parents, grandparents, siblings, children, or spouse) were incarcerated at Minidoka.

How to Apply

If you are interested in adding/editing a name please contact the park rangers at Minidoka National Historic Site by email, phone, or mail. We will send you an application form where you will provide your contact information and basic information about the WWII veteran. You must submit the completed form by February 7, 2022.

Phone: (208) 825-4169
Email: MIIN_information@nps.gov
Subject Line: Minidoka Honor Roll 2022 Update (Name of Veteran)
Mailing Address: Minidoka National Historic Site 1428 Hunt Rd. Jerome, Idaho 83338

Feel free to contact us at any time. If we miss your email or call, we will get back to you when we are available. If you would like to check whether a veteran’s name is already listed on the Minidoka Honor Roll (and is listed accurately), please refer to the honor roll names list at the end of this page.

Are There Any Documents Needed?

If you are applying to make changes to a name that is already listed on the Honor Roll, you need only to submit the application form. Our rangers will confirm your request. Then in Spring 2022, we will send out an updated list of all the names that will appear on the new Honor Roll. This will be your opportunity to confirm that the veteran’s name is spelled according to your request.

If you are applying to add a new name to the Honor Roll, we will need documents to confirm the veteran’s dates of service. Military personnel records (e.g. discharge papers) are preferred. For cadet nurses, a Cadet Nurse Corps membership card or other identifying record will suffice. If you do not already have a copy of these records, please let us know as soon as possible. We will help you locate those records or find an alternative option to confirm dates of service.

You do not need to have these documents before the February 7, 2022 deadline. We only need your submission form by that date. However, please be aware that it may take time to find the documents needed to confirm dates of service—especially if we need to use alternative sources.

Thank you!

A big thank you to the veterans’ organizations who are helping us find the resources needed to make this project possible—especially Keith Yamaguchi, who saw this project at its inception and who continues to provide his support. Many thanks go to you, the community, for your continued interest and investment in Minidoka National Historic Site. And finally, our deepest gratitude to the WWII veterans whose exceptional service should be recognized for generations to come. Please share the news with your friends and family, so that everyone who wishes to be included or to have their loved one commemorated on the Honor Roll will have an opportunity to do so. If you have any questions about the Honor Roll project, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Current Honor Roll Names

Current Honor Roll names are in alphabetical order by last name.
Last Name First Name Middle Name
Abe George
Abe George J.
Abe Harry
Akagi Hideo
Akagi Isamu
Akagi Yoshihiro
Akimoto Bob Minoru
Akimoto Harding K.
Akimoto Jack Jun
Akiyama Masao
Akiyama Saburo
Ando Bob Minoru
Andow Roy Hiroshi
Aoki Isamu Ish
Aoki Toru
Aono Minoru
Aoyama Samuel Sakae
Arai Haruo
Arai
Arai Yukio
Aratani Augustine
Ariyasu Tatsuya
Asaba Takahiro
Asahara Yoshio
Asakawa Jack
Asanuma Sam Sumio
Ashida Haruo
Azuma Minor
Baba Mitsuru
Baba Sadao
Bunya Frank M.
Chihara Joe
Chikamura Kaiiji
Deguchi Seiichi
Deguchi Masato Mike
Doi Auther Nobuo
Eguchi Hiroshi
Eguchi Eugene Y.
Endo Robert Tsuyoshi
Enta Ben
Fugami Roy
Fujihara Masaaki
Fujihira Julius Y.
Fujii Hideo
Fujikado Kei
Fujikado Yutaka
Fujino Yasuo
Fujioka Tadashi
Fujita Joe
Fujita Kazuma
Fujita Kaname
Fujiwara Peter
Fujiwara Roy
Fujiwara Yoshio
Fukano Henry Yutaka
Fukuhara Masateru
Fukui Edwin Yukio
Fushimi Carl Nobuo
Fushimi Herbert H.
Gosho Henry Hiroharu
Goto Takashi
Habu Jack
Hachiya George T.
Hachiya Yoneo
Hagiwara Mike
Hagiwara Pat
Hamada Fusao
Hamada Hatsuji
Hamanaka Joe Ushio
Handa Robert Y.
Hara George
Hara George Shigeru
Hara Ben
Hara Menow
Hara Norio
Hasegawa Ko
Hasegawa Warren M.
Hasegawa Mathew Masato
Hashiguchi Hachiro
Hata George
Hatanaka Frank
Hayakawa Jun
Hayashi Eugene
Hayashi Joezo
Hayashi Meiji
Heyamoto Hiromu
Hidaka Frank
Higashi Ken
Higashi Roy
Higashi Sho
Higashi Teddy
Higo Katsuma
Higurashi Isamu Sam
Hijiya George Yukio
Hikida George
Hikida Isamu
Hinatsu Shigeru
Hinatsu Kazuo
Hirai George
Hirai Hiroshi
Hirai Takaaki
Hiraki Tom
Hiranaka A. Robert
Hirano Yutaka
Hirata Osamu
Hiratsuka Frank F.
Hiromura Kozo
Hiroo Shogo
Hiroshima Arthur T.
Hokari Samuel Yoichi
Hongo Shigeru
Hori Fukashi
Horita Tadao
Horiuchi Harold M.
Horiuchi Tsutomu H.
Horiuchi Ben
Hoshi James
Hosokawa Hiroaki
Ichihara Albert Hiroyuki
Ichikawa Joe I.
Ichimura Richard T.
Ihara Bob
Ihashi William Wataru
Iida Milton Masato
Ikata Hitoshi
Ikeda Kohei
Ikeda Masao
Ikoma Sadao
Imai Bob Akira
Imai Hideo
Imai Takao
Imamoto William
Imanishi Takeo
Imori Henry
Imori Thomas
Inanishi Minoru
Inouye Midori
Inuzuka Mineo
Irinaga Henry
Irinaga Tex Yoshio
Irinaga Fred Mistuharu
Isefuke Yutaka
Ishida Haruo
Ishihara George
Ishii Keiichi
Ishikawa Etsuzo
Isoshima Takeo
Itami Charles M.
Itami Henry S.
Itami George
Ito Bob Yokichi
Ito Harold K.
Ito Shunji
Ito Ben Yoshio
Ito Joe
Ito Joji
Iwago Steve
Iwano Shiro
Iwasaki George
Izui Victor
Izumi David Yukio
Kadoyama Joe Y.
Kaga Sam
Kajikami James K.
Kajiwara Frank
Kakehashi Henry
Kakehashi John Shuji
Kanaya Enoch H.
Kanaya Jimmy
Kanazawa Hiroshi
Kanda George T.
Kanda John M.
Kanda Kazuo
Kanemitsu Hitoshi
Kanemori Frank S.
Kano Nobuyuki
Kanzaki Hitoshi
Kanzaki Tsutomu
Kanzaki Akira
Karikomi Teddy Yukio
Kaseguma Shigeki P.
Kashino Shiro
Kashiwagi Paul T.
Kashiwagi Susumu
Kataoka Harry
Katayama Sadao
Kato Akira
Kato Haruo
Kato Yoshio
Katsuyama M. Fred
Kawada Noboru Frank
Kawaguchi John R.
Kawaguchi Kenny
Kawaguchi Masao
Kawahara Harry K.
Kawakami Toshio
Kawakami Iwao
Kawamoto George
Kawamura Sam
Kawase Roy Hideo
Kawata Kazuyoshi
Kazama Donald
Kesamaru Joe
Kido Fred M.
Kikuchi Kenichi
Kikuchi Isamu
Kimura Kazuya
Kimura Minoru Bill
Kimura Yoshikiyo
Kimura George
Kimura Kazuo
Kimura Makoto
Kimura Michio
Kinoshita Kiyoshi
Kinoshita Masao
Kinoshita Francis
Kinoshita Yoshio
Kirihara Toshio T.
Kitagawa Hiroshi
Kitamura Toichiro
Kiyohara Edward Etsuke
Kiyomura Hideo
Kiyomura Kazuo
Kiyonaga Toshio
Kobayashi Thomas Takeo
Kojima Masao
Kokubu Jim Toshio
Komachi George Minoru
Komachi Roy Kazuyuki
Komoto George
Konno (correct spelling Kono) Seichi
Koriyama Franklin Masahiro
Kosai Minoru
Koura Noboru
Koura Art
Kozu Shigeru
Kozu Harry Shinji
Kozu Pete Masaru
Kozu Yeichi
Kubota Takeshi
Kubota Tom
Kuge Yutaka
Kumagai Terry Temo
Kumakura Haruo
Kunitsugu Bill Hiroshi
Kurahara Ted
Kurimura Terry Masahide
Kuroda Frank T.
Kuroye Shigeo
Kuse Hifumi
Kushi Shigeru
Kusunose Tadao
Kyono Noboru J.
Kyono Ted Takashi
Kyono Hiroshi
Maeda Richard
Maeda George E.
Makino Akia
Makishima Richard
Makuuchi Morio F.
Mamiya Masami
Mamiya George Y.
Marumoto George Yoshio
Maruyama Walter S.
Maruyama Y. Fred
Masuda Minoru
Masuda Minoru
Masuoka Masayoshi
Matoba Michi
Matsuda Frank
Matsuda Tadashi
Matsudaira John Takehisa
Matsui Hifumi
Matsui George M.
Matsumoto Donald Dairoku
Matsumoto Ben T.
Matsumura Henry Taiki
Matsunaga Roy T.
Matsuno Fred Rock
Matsuno George
Matsuoka Toru
Matsushita Wakao
Matsushita Mitsuo
Matsuyama Henry
Matsuzaki Joe H.
Mayeno James M.
Michigami Mike
Mihara George
Minamoto Ned N.
Minato Howard
Mita Thomas
Miyahara John
Miyoshi Glenn
Mizuhata Kiyoshi
Mizukami Robert Taro
Mizukami William
Mizukami Frank Y.
Mizuki Takeshi
Mizuta Yoshito
Mochizuki Ayao
Mochizuki Yoshisada
Momoda Shigeru
Momoda Takeshi
Momoda M. Mason
Mori Mikio
Mori Yoshiro
Mori Mitsuo
Morihiro Fred
Morihiro George
Morikawa Masato
Morio Noboru
Morishita George
Morishita Yutaka
Moriyasu Victor Ichiro
Motoki Seiichi
Mukai Minoru
Mukasa Mitsugi Geo.
Murakami Charles Mitsuo
Murakami John Y.
Murakami Larry Toshio
Murakami Jack Y.
Murakami Nobuo
Muramoto Kimitomo
Murao Shigeyoshi
Naemura Joe S.
Naemura Roy I.
Nagaoka Eira
Nagaoka Mamoru
Nagaro Masayuki
Nagasawa James Ichiro
Nagata Mutsuo
Nagatani Ichiro
Nakabayashi Kazuo
Nakagawa Shunichi
Nakagawa Takashi T.
Nakamura Benedict Ichiro
Nakamura Bill
Nakamura George
Nakamura Karl Kaoru
Nakamura Ned T.
Nakamura Mack
Nakano John H.
Nakashima Hiroshi
Nakashima Victor
Nakashima Susumu
Nakashima Shigeru
Nakatani Nobuo
Nakatani Roy E.
Nakawatase Takeo
Namba Tom
Namba Kenji
Namba Tommy T.
Nezu Shigeki
Niguma Kay
Ninomiya Ben
Nishikawa Harry
Nishimoto Masaki
Nishimoto Robert Masao
Nishimoto Yuji
Nishimoto T. Henry
Nishimura Frank G.
Nishimura Hiroyuki
Nishimura Hisashi
Nishimura George F.
Nishimura Henry M.
Nishino Richard
Nishitani Thomas
Nishitani Woodrow
Nitta Alfred
Nogaki Masayasu Mac
Nojiri George
Noma Toshio
Nomura Dick
Nomura Frank S.
Nomura Paul Nobuo
Nomura Ray
Norisada Tom Kohachi
Noritake Yoshito
Nose James Chizumi
Nukuto Tadashi
Oba Julius
Oba Stanley
Obata Henry Ichiro
Oda William
Odoi Hirosho
Odoi Masaru Harvey
Ogasawara Minoru
Ogashima John Saburo
Ogawa Terry
Ohashi Jack Kazuo
Ohka Henry
Ohka Katsumi
Ohka Kazuo
Ohno Isamu
Ohtaki Paul T.
Ohtaki Peter I.
Okabe Roy Takashi
Okada Frank Chiaki
Okada Kiyoshi
Okada Robert
Okada Takao
Okada Masami
Okada Naoto
Okada William M.
Okamoto Hisaka
Okamoto John M.
Okamura George
Okano George Koichi
Okano Koichi
Okano Teiji
Okawa Hiroshi
Okawa Takeshi
Okazaki Isao
Okazaki K.
Okazaki Takaaki
Okazaki Tom Tomotsu
Okazaki William
Okazaki Kato
Okazaki Raizo
Okazaki Seiji
Okita Frank Toshio
Okita Fred Yoshio
Okita Kiyoto B.
Okita Yoshito
Okitsu George Kabuto
Okubo Howard S.
Okura George H.
Okura Paul Ralph
Omaru Miyuki
Omoto Setsuo
Omoto Taketo
Omoto Sadayoshi
Onishi Fred
Onishi George
Onoda Hideo Sam
Onodera Ko
Onodera Kaun
Onodera Satoru
Osaka William Teizo
Ota Kenneth Kenji
Ota Shigeo
Otagiri Charles
Otani William
Ouchi Albert Yoshio
Owada Eddie Y.
Oyama Noboru
Oye Tetsuya
Ozaki Michael Masayuki
Ozawa Bill Haruo
Ozawa Roy T.
Ozawa Harry Hideo
Ozima Shigenobu
Sadanaga George
Sadanaga John Y.
Sagami Charles
Sagami Yahachi
Sagami Yohei
Saijihara Ken
Saito Akira
Saito Billy Masaharu
Saito Masaru
Saito Tsukasa
Saito Tsutomu
Saito George S.
Saito Isamu
Saito Isao
Saito Saburo
Sakai Paul Jun
Sakai Sam E.
Sakai Shigeo Tom
Sakai Ted Tadao
Sakai Toshio
Sakamoto S. Joe
Sako Sadao
Sakuma Tadashi
Sakuma Atsusa
Sakuma Issac
Sakuma Satoru
Sakuma Shinobu
Sakuma Tsukasa
Sakura Chester
Sakura Howard
Sameshima Jack M.
Sasaki Edward Tasuku
Sasaki Sam
Sasaki Tom Toshi
Sasaki Eddie T.
Sasao Eichi
Sato Eddie Hirofumi
Sato George Keiji
Sato Hidemitsu John
Sato Kay Negumi
Sato Shin
Sato Tadao
Sato Yozo Joseph
Sato Yukio
Sato Yonetaro
Sato Bob Satoshi
Sato N. Norman
Sato Tadashi
Sawada George
Sawada Hiroshi
Sekijima Haruto
Setsuda Richard Hirotaka
Shimada Bill Masayuki
Shimada Mitsuyoshi
Shimada Bill Masayuki
Shimba Kenzo
Shimizu Jim T.
Shimizu Takeo
Shimizu Paul T.
Shimizu George
Shimizu Noboru
Shimomura Michio
Shinoda Michio
Shiogi Hood
Shioshi Sam
Shiota Hiroshi
Shiota Mamoru
Shiota T. Frank
Shiozaki Masaru
Shirahama Takeo
Shirane Kay
Shoji George Y
Shoji Mack Sato
Soejima Ben Jiro
Sono Tom Fumio
Sonoda Jaxon Shigeo
Sugawara Ben I.
Sugihara Harry H. (Hiroshi)
Sugimura James
Sugimura Jimmie J.
Suguro Takeshi
Sumida Hiroshi
Sumida Nobi
Sumimoto Toshio
Sumioka Shigeo
Sumita Masaharu
Sunamoto Satoru Tony
Sunamoto Katsumi
Susumi Arthur Asani
Suyama Tommy
Suyetani Shigemitsu
Suzaka John
Suzuki Henry
Suzuki Jim Teruyuki
Suzuki Roy
Suzuki Roy
Suzuki Yukio
Tachiro George
Tachiyama Jack
Tada Jack
Tada Kazuo
Tada Koji William
Tada Tatsumi
Tahara William Harutoshi
Tahara Yoshio
Takahashi Mitsuru
Takakawa Yutaka
Takanaga Masami
Takayoshi S. C.
Takayoshi Saburo
Takayoshi Teiji
Takayoshi Tomeo
Takemoto Teruo
Takemoto Tome
Takemoto Yoshie
Takemoto George S.
Takenaga Sakon
Takenaka Fred
Taketa George Gunji
Taketa Jim
Takeuchi Robert S.
Takizawa George
Takizawa John
Tamaki Paul Isao
Tambara George K.
Tambara Yoriaki
Tamura Hiroshi
Tamura Jimmy George
Tamura Masaru "Richard"
Tamura Mitsuru
Tanabe Henry T.
Tanabe Hideo
Tanagi George
Tanagi Rikio
Tanagi Roy
Tanaka Frank T.
Tanaka Ganji Grant
Tanaka Matt
Tanaka Nobuichi
Tanaka Warren Mitsuaki
Tanaka Frank S.
Tanaka Frank Y.
Tanaka John M.
Tanaka Tadeo
Tanemura Toshikazu
Tani Kenji
Tanimoto Akira
Tashiro George M.
Tatsuda Charles
Tatsuda James
Tatsumi Kazuo
Tatsumi George
Tazuma Noboru
Terada Joe K.
Terada Yoshio
Terao Roy Sadao
Terao Sadao
Terashita Masao
Teshima Yoshio
Tochihara Yukio
Todo Jiro
Tokumasu Hideo
Tokunaga Mitsuo
Tomita Frank T.
Tomita Tadao
Toya George
Toyota Minor
Tsuboi Saburo
Tsuchikawa Osao
Tsuchiya Joe
Tsuchiya Junso
Tsuchiya Ray H.
Tsugawa Henry
Tsugawa Akira
Tsujimoto Joe
Tsujimoto Ben
Tsukui Robert T.
Tsunehara Chuji
Tsunemitsu Satoru
Uchida Jack
Uchida Paul
Uchida Toshiyuki
Uchida George
Uchimura George Isamu
Uno Johnny H.
Uno T. Jack
Uomoto Masaru
Urata Robert Kiyoshi
Uyehara Howard
Wakamatsu Joseph
Watanabe Ted
Watanabe Masao
Watanabe Kimio
Watanabe Masaaki
Watanabe Jun
Watanabe Henry Takashi
Watanabe Edward Makoto
Yabu Hiroichi
Yabu Ray Rijuji
Yabuki Kiyoshi
Yada Joe Josaku
Yagi George K.
Yaguchi Kenji
Yaguchi Frank
Yaguchi Hiroshi
Yamada Shizuo
Yamada Arthur Takeshi
Yamada George
Yamada George K.
Yamada Henry Koichi
Yamaguchi George T.
Yamamoto Masao
Yamamoto Mitsuru
Yamamoto Hideo
Yamamoto Kiyoo
Yamamura Richard
Yamanaka George
Yamanaka Takiyoshi
Yamaoka Mary
Yamasaki Irving T.
Yamasaki Ted
Yamasaki Kawichi
Yamashita Harry
Yamashita Morikazu
Yamashita Mutt
Yamashita Setsuro
Yamashita George Joji
Yamashita Isao
Yamashita Masaharu
Yamauchi George Kaoru
Yamauchi Yukio
Yanagi Hiroshi
Yanagimachi Bill
Yanagimachi Frank
Yanagimachi Harry L.
Yasunobu Kerry
Yasutake William
Yoda Hayao
Yoneyama Toshio
Yoneyama Hiroshi
Yorioka Joshi Joe
Yorita Ben
Yorozu Arthur
Yorozu Henry
Yoshida Giichi
Yoshihara George M.
Yoshihara Yukio
Yoshimoto Hiroshi
Yoshino Stanley
Yoshino Kenji
Yoshino Hireo
Yoshitomi Hiroshi
Yoshitomi Robert M.
Yoshizawa Hiroshi Arthur
Yoshizumi Suyeo
Youkey Kenneth

Last updated: January 22, 2022

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