Conrad Tsukayama

D Company

Born in Ewa on the island of Oahu, Conrad Tsukayama entered the Army on November 14, 1941. On December 7th, he saw the Japanese airplanes flying over Kailua and could even see the pilots. Tsukayama’s father was worried that Hawaii would be invaded and was ready to protect his property.

When his father saw him in uniform before he reported for duty, he realized that his son was an American, not Japanese.