Manabi Hirasaki

Manabi Hirasaki

522nd Field Artillery Battalion

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Manabi Hirasaki was born and raised in San Jose, CA on March 3, 1923. Hirasaki graduated from Gilroy High School and later attended University of California at Davis. During his college years, he was forcibly removed to the Amache, Colorado camp where he eventually volunteered to join the military from 1943-1946.

Hirasaki joined the 522nd C Battery and assisted with communications, wire section, and radio. Later in the war, he and his unit were stationed in the area of Berchtesgaden, near Hitler's hometown.

He currently lives in Camarillo, CA and has two children.

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