Seattle-born Harry Fukuhara spent some of his childhood years in his mother’s hometown of Hiroshima, Japan, but had returned to the United States by the time Pearl Harbor was attacked. Forcibly removed to the Tulare Assembly Center and Gila River Incarceration Camp, Harry resented being treated like the enemy, but he also believed he needed to commit to being an American. Harry passed a English language exam with no effort and went to Camp Savage for Japanese language training. In the fall of 1943, he was shipped out to serve as a translator and interpreter in the Pacific Theater.