World War II, Japanese American, Internment, 442 Regiment, Nisei, Okinawa
Robert and Gail Kaku are Sansei—third generation Japanese Americans—with personal connections to this story. Robert’s father was incarcerated at Santa Anita, California and Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Gail’s father was incarcerated at Turlock, California, Gila River, Arizona, and Tule Lake, California. Both mothers lived in wartime Japan.
Robert is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and works as an information technology manager at a health care company. His hobbies include golf, alpine skiing, and traveling. Gail is a graduate of the University of Southern California and also has a background in information technology. She enjoys traveling, skiing, and being at the beach. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area.