This is something I have great intrest in, after watching THE WAR and first getting a taste of what they did, I find it fasenating and quite moving what the japanese americans did for their country while their families were internd. Sadly I havn't even seen Go for Broke!, waiting for it to come out on Blu Ray, as BW films look great on it. Defenetly doing to wait for this movie. 442nd was a hardcore unit. with great valor.
No I wish I had. I knew two of my wifes uncles were with the 442nd but they lived back in Oregon (on the border with Idaho) so I seldom saw them while they were living. I didn't know Tets was with the 442nd till a few years before he passed away. He came over and saw my 42 Willys and the memories and stories flowed. At his funeral a representative from the 442nd spoke and we got a more complete story about his bravery. His son barely knew he was in the military and didn't know anything about his combat record. He had no idea.
He was a soft spoken gentle man who was quite a warrior in his youth. You never would have guessed it He met his wife in the internment camps at Thule Lake. She said all she knew about his service was that he was a Jeep mechanic. (He was 11 Bang bang and was the company commanders driver) He never spoke to her about Italy or Southern France. He was involved during the relief of the Texas Lost Battalion. He shared some interesting stories with me that his wife daughter and son had never heard.
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5