- About Us
- Get Involved
- For Professionals
522nd Field Artillery Battalion
Thomas Kono was born in Pakala, Kauai on February 28, 1920. His parents were Japanese immigrants who settled in Hawaii. His father was a chef and his mother was a domestic helper.
Kono attended the University of Hawaii where he later received his bachelor's degree. He was assigned to the 522nd A Battery in 1943 and was assigned to wire section-communications. His service in the military spanned for a three-year period.
Kono now resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife. He has nine children and three grandchildren.
PLEASE NOTE: The Museum of Tolerance will be closed on Sunday, June 9, 2019 and Monday, June 10, 2019 for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
The Museum is Closed Saturdays and Jewish Holidays - Winter Hours are in effect. The MOT closes at 3:30pm on Fridays between November - March. Last entrance is at 1:00pm.