Ralston in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Heart Mountain Relocation Center Honor Roll and Flag Pole
Unfortunately, the full list of names displayed on the original Honor Roll has not survived. We do know that the original list included all service men and women whose families were incarcerated at the camp, including those who were already in the service prior to the start of the Second World War. It also included servicemen and women from families who were transferred to Heart Mountain from other camps. Also listed were names of Caucasian employees of the Center who left to serve in the military.
Using the original criteria, this list has been recreated using the Heart Mountain Relocation Center census from the National Archives, as well as information from the camp newspaper, "The Heart Mountain Sentinel." and from family and friends of those formerly incarcerated here.
The replica Honor
Abe, George C. Abe, Hirao O. Abe, Lewis I. Abe, Tom F. Abe, Victor Hiroshi Acton, Francis R. Ahma, Henry Ahma, Pomerroy Masami Akiya, Hitoshi Aoyama, Sam Aoyama, Yoshiharu N. Arai, Ben Arai, Tom Arakaki, Joe M. Arakaki, William Arakawa, Katsumi Arakawa, Mary Arase, Paul Arashiro, Michael Y. Arita, Harry Sumio Asai, Gene Taro Asano, Toshio Asano, Warren M. Asato, Seisuke Asato, Tetsuo Bessho, Kei Black, John Carter, C.D. Chandler, Harvey P. Chikami, Tsudeko Christensen, Paul L. Christie, Cameron Davis, Jack B. Dohara Shigeo Dohara, Shiro Domoto, Isamu Egami, Roy Egashira, Ben Tsutomu Egashira, Julius Sumio Egawa, Kaoru G. Ellis, William D. Emoto, Tadashi Endo, Harold Y. Endo, Herbert Y. Endo, Robert Yoshihato Enseki, Hiroshi
Hattori, Joseph Hawes, Ernest L. Hayami, Frank Y. Hayami, Stanley Kunio Hayashi, Joe Hidaka, Masao William Hide, Makio Higashi, Sigeo Higashihara, Fumio Higuchi, Eddie Sumio Higuchi, Hidemasa Higuchi, James J. Hinaga, George Minoru Hinga, Kunio Hioki, Albert Snoki Hirabayashi, Grant J. Hirai, Ernie Hiraishi, Clarence Sadayoshi Hiraishi, Etsuo Hirano, Harry Hirashima, George Hirose,
Iwamoto, George Iwamoto, Yoshiko Iwasa, Geoge Utaka Iwasaki, Naomi Iwasaki, Shogo Izu, Daniel T. Jackson, Hazel M. Jio, Moffett Jio, Sal Jones, Marjorie Kadota Masao Kagawa, Isamu Kagayama, William Kageta, Frank Kageta, Sanai Kal, Willy Kakiba, Masashi Kakuchi, Yuji A. Kamada, Hiroshi Ben Kamimura, Minoru Kanazawa, John S. Kanbara, Todhiro Kanemoto, Masaru Kasano, Dave Masakazu Kasano, John M. Kashiwagi, Kazuo Kataoka, Charles Mitsuo Kato, Roy Y. Kawabata, Kaoru Kawachi, John Y. Kawachi, Teddy Kawaguchi, Yasuo Kawahara, George Shizumo Kalahari, Herb Takayoshi Kawakami, George Kawakami, Hiroshi M. Kawakami, Isamu Kawakami Izumi Kawakami, Shigeto Kawamoto, Richard T. Kawamoto, Roy Kenji Kawamoto, Susumu Kawamura, Kaname N. Kawamaura, Saburo Kawanami, Calvin Kawaoka, Paul N. Kawasaki, Roy Shinobu Kawashima, Mitsuo Kawashima, Yasura Kawayoshi, Mits Keiss, Lawrence R. Kenmotsu, Yasuo Kido, George H. Kimura, Arata Kimura, Kiyoshi Joe Kimura, Lincoln Tomatsu Kimura, Masaru Kimura, Melvin M. Kimura, Nathan Shigeo Kinaga, Thomas Kinaga, Karl Kinchi, David Minoru King, Jerry Kinoshita, Jitsuo Kinochita, Robert S. Kishi, Raymond Kitani, Ben Shigeru Kitazono, Lloyd Shigeru Kitazono, Loren Kitazono, Sanaye Kiyan, Henry T. Kiyan, Joe Kiyokawa, Mamoru Kobayashi, William Tetsuko Kobe, Narumi Koga, Max Komatsu, James Katsumi Komatsu, Shigego Richard Kondo, Hideo Kondo, James Kondo, Shizuo Kondo, Takashi Konishi, Joe Konishi, Ray Konishi, Robert Konno, Frank Shigeo Konno, Jimmy Shigemi Koshiba, Samuel Koshiyama, George Kosobaytashi, Tom Takayuki Kosbayashi, Tomoyoshi Koyama, Jiro Koyama, John S. Kuba, Allen Saburo
Kubo, Takashi Kubo, Takeo Kubo, Takio Kubo, Yoshio Kubota, Akira Kubota, Joe Kudow, Isao Kudow, Tom Toshiyuki Kumagai, Joe Y. Kumai, Hiroshi (?) Kumamoto, Frank Kumano, Masa(?)o Kunimatsu, Isamo Kunitomi, Jack Kurahara, Janus Yoneo Kurazawa, John Y. Kurokawa, Dick Koichiro Kurtz, Marlin Kuwada, Paul Y. Kuwahara, Robert Kuwata, Hiroshi Lewis, Marjorie E. Lorenzen, Carl G. Maeda, Ryo Makino, Ernest M. Makumoto, Kazuharu Marumoto, Shigeki Maruyama, Yoshimi Masuoka, Takashi Matsuda, Don Matsuda, Yoneichi Matsumoto, Amy Matsumoto, Fred Y. Matsumoto, Hifu(?) Hifu Matsumoto, Masz(?) Matsumoto, Toshio Matsumura, Clarence Matusmura, George J. Matsunaga, Mitsuru Matsuo, Hiroshi Matsushima, Tomomi Mayeda, George M. Maydea, John Maydea, Tosh F. Mayekawa, Paul Mayekawa, Leo Rioshi Mihami, Takumi Mihara, Tom Takio Mihara, Toshio Miisaki, Henry Mikami, Akiko Mikami, Kiyoto Miki, Tsutomu Mimaki, Claude Mineta, Albert Mirasaki, Kiyoshi Mishima, John Yuji Mitsunaga, George Miyarhara, George Shigenobu Miyahara, Micheal Miki Miyahara, Ted Miyahara, Noboru Miyake, Kenneth K. Miyamoto, John M. Mizota, Charles Masaharu Mizuhata, John Mizuta, Jimmie Sueo Mizuta, Sadaaki Mizuta, Takenori Mochizuki, Tami Mochizuki, Tsutomu Mori, George Masao Mori, Takashi Morimoto, Masao Morinaga, Kazuo Morinaga, Yutaka Morioka, Dale Kogetsu Morioka, James Takumi Morisaki, Kiyoshi Morisaki, Kiyoshi Morishige, Shun Morita, Frederic Saburo Morita, Ray Morita, Roy Chiharu Morita, Saburo Morita, William Masahiro Montonaga, Mac M. Motooka, Sam Mouri, Frank Mouri, George Mouri, Sadayuki Mukai, Tom K. Munekiyo, Frederick M. Munekiyo, Jack Muraoka, Henry Muraoka, Masa Murase, Robert
Murata. Ben Murata, Bill Murata, Bill Kimio Mirata, Ichiro Ned Murata, Mitsuuki Ben Murata Tom Tsugio Nabeta, Takeshige Nagaal, Akagi Nagafuchi, Sumito Nagahara, Frank M. Nagai, Masaaki Nagai Yoshinori Nagata, Bill Nagata, George Nagata, Jim Nakada George Michio Nakada, Henry Isad Nakada, Minoru Paul Nakada, Saburo Nakada, Yoshio Nakadate, Shoji Nakagawa, Fred Nakagawa, Isamu Manabu Nakagawa, Saburo S. Nakahara, Frank M. Nakaki, Hidetaka Nakaki, Hidetoshi Nakama, Jiei Nakamoto, Kurato Nakamura, Haro(?) Nakamura, Jack Nakamura, Shigei Nakamura, Tom Nakano, Lane Tat(?) Nakao, Kinuhiro Nakao, Mamoru Nakasako, Motomu Nakashima, Satoshi Nakasone, Ben Nakasone, Susumu Nakata, George M. Nakata, Roy Nakata, Seui Nakatsuka, Keui Namba, Mark Narita, Yasuo Nelson, John A. Nishi, Goro Nishi, Josohachi J. Nishi, Sam Nishi, Shiro Nishida, Kazuo Nishihara, Chiharu Hashimoto, Hideto Nishimoto, Masaki Nishimura, George Nishimura, Joe Nishimura, Minoru Nishimura, Tomatsu Nishinaka, George N. Nishioka, Satoshi Nishioka, Seui Nishita, Daniel S. Nishiyama, Tomi Nitake, Harry Nitake, James Kim Noda, George Nojima, Sho Nomura, Noboru Nomura, Ryohei Nomura, Satoru Noriaki, Kiyoshi Oda, Fred B. Ogata, Ben Masaru Ogawa, Chidori Ohnoki, Harry H. Oka, George Y. Oka, Isamu Okagaki, Warren, J. Okamoto, Frank Sho Okamoto, Masao Okamoto, Shore Okamoto, William Okaski, Amile Okasaki, Toshito Frank Okauchi, Koojo Okazaki, Jerry Okazaki, Million Okazaki, Mitsuo F. Okazaki, Seichi Okazaki, Toll Okida, James F. Okubo, Hiram
Okubo, James Okubo, Seui Okubo, Sumi Okubo, Yasushi Okuji, Tadashi Okuma, Jun Okuma, Kiroo Okuma, Masaichi Okumura, Don T. Okumura Hisawo Roy Okumura, John T. Okumura, Raymond H. Okumura, Thomas Ukio Okura, Ben Okura, Gengo Onchi, Jim S. Onch, Joe Ono, Fred Yoshio Ono, Junji Ono, Tom Onuba, Seiji Osakada, Gordon S. Oshinomi, Satoshi Oshiro, Hideo Oshita, Yutaka Osuga, Joseph Osumi , Kazuo Ota, George Ota, Joe Akemasa Ota, Minoru Ota, Richard Seichi Otai, Kunio Otani, Shigeru Otani, Shigeto Oyakawa, James Oyama, George Oyama, Hiroshii Henry Oyama, Leo Oyama, Wright Oyamada, Abe Oyamada, Paul Oyanagi, Kenji Ozaki, Masato Ozawa, Roy T. Ozawa, Yoshio Sadamura, Yukio Sadataki, William Sagara, Stanley M. Saijo, Albert Asito, James Sakaguchi, George Sakaguchi, James Takashi Sakaguchi, Kik(?) Sakaguchi, Shigehara Sakaguchi, Shigekazu Sakai, Kitao Nakamoto, John Sakamoto, Mike Nakamoto, Toshio Nakamoto, Yoshai Sakanashi, Noriyoki Frank Sakane, Sadao S. Sakane, Yoshio Sakatani, Tomomi Sakauye, Shinobu Yoshinao Sakazaki, Thomas Matakichi Sako, Sam Sato, Frank Sato, James Kiyoshi Sato, Tadashi Spencer Scranton, Albert R. Seaman, J. Gordon Segawa, Jimmy M. Sei, Hideo Seike, Toll Sekiguchii, Kenichiro Sekiguchi, Tadashi Selden, Sigurd I. Sera, Kinji Sighaura, Fred H. Shimabukuro, Thomas Toshiaki Shimada, Frank Shimada, Hichiro Shimatsu, Eddie I. Shimatsu, Kiyoo K. Shimizu, Fukashi Shimizu, Hisashi Shimizu, Kunio Shimizu, Kunio Shimizu, Masaru Shimizu, Mito Shimizu, Noboru B. Shimizu, Takeo Shimoda, Yoshiro Shimoyama, Isao Shinichi, Bud Oba Shinji, Hiromi Shinji, Lomo Shinji, Sam Masami Shintani, Toshiyuki
Shiono, Henry Shiono, James Shiozaki, Henry Shiozaki, Toshiio Shirakawa, Sets Shiraki, Attadoe Spud Shiraki, George Y. Shirk, Jim Mitsuo Shirk, Masaru Shitamoto, Henry Toshiaki Shitara, George Shoda, Yoneo Shundo, Jack Yoshio Shundo, Johnny H. Sogioka, Mits Stanton, Rex J. Story, Adeline F. Suden, Samuel M. Sueki, Jack M. Sueki, Noriyoshi R. Sueki, Tamotsu, T. Sugai, Fred Sugihara, Paul T. Sugihara, Frank T. Sugishita, Thomas Shoji Sugiura, Seichiro Sumida (?), John Sumihiro, Shigeo Sumihiro, Shuzo Sunahara, James Suski, Joseph Suto, Frank Yoshio Suto, Victor Hideo Sutow, Hideo Frank Suyeishi, James Suyeishi, James Suyeishi, Shigeru Suzuki, Jimmy Suzuki, Satoshi Suzuki, Takashi Tabata, Isawo Tachibana, Hideo Tachibana, Hideo Tachibana, Masao Tainaka, Shigeo Takagi, Makoto Takaichi, Bob Takakura, Donald M. Takami (?), Yoshitaka Takanashi, George Takano, James Hiroshi Takano, Tadao Takayama, Ralph H. Takemoto, Yoneo Takeshita, Hiroshi Takeshita, Toshio Taketa, George Taketa, Harry Haruo Taketa, Masao Taketa, Roy Taketa, William Hiroshi Tamura, Kazunobu Tamura, Ken Tanabe, Edward S. Tanahashi, Kei Tanaka, Frank Y. Tanaka, Fusao Tanaka, George Tanaka, Joe Tanaka, Masao, T. Tanaka, Ryuzo Tanaka, Shigero Tanbark, George Ayao Tanino, Takeo Thomas Tanizawa, Jun Tanizawa, Kaz Tanouye, Albert Tanouye, Harry Tanouye, Kiyoshige Kay Tanouye, Mark Tanouye, Sumio Tanouye, Yas Terada, Masami Today, Katashi Tojo, Rufus Tokirio, Frank Masaru Tokuhisa, Thomas Shoji Tokumasu, Harry Toma, Takeyuki Tomita, Joe Tomita, Tom Tomita, Toshio Toya, Johnny Kenichi Toyama, James Toyoshima Tadao Tshuchiya, Tomoyuki Tsuji (?), Charles Yosho Tsuji (?), Kiyoshi
Tsukahara, Theodore Tsukahira, Toshio Tsukano, Harunobu Tsuneishi, Hughes Tsuneishi, James Tsuneishi, Noel Tsuneishi, Warren Tsuruda, David Mitsuo Tsuruda, Yoshio Tsurusaki, Noboru Tsuyuki, Hideo Uchida, Akira Uchida, Tommy Udo, Hiroshi Walter Ujita, Kent Y. Umekubo, George Umekubo, Yukitomo Umemoto, Hirouki Umemoto, Jimmy Tsutomu Umemoto, Kaz Umemoto Tom Yoshimi Umemoto, Tommy Ushiro, California S. Uyeda, Akio Uyeda, George Uyeda, Joe Yoshitaka Uyeda, Mason Masaru Uyeda Takeshi Uyemura, George J. Was a, George H. Wada, Masatoshi Wakabayashi, Yoshitad Washio, Akira Washizaki, Tadashi Larry Washizaki, Yoshiko Watada, Al Watanabe, Frank Watanabe, George Watanabe, Iris Watanabe, Masaaki Watanabe, Mitsuo Watanabe, Yoshio Williams, Leota F. Wood, Earl A. Yada, George N. Yada, James M. Yamada, Mary Yamaguchi, Kei Yamaichi, Shigeru Yamaji, Harlio Yamaji, John S. Yamamoto, Fred Yamamoto, Harry Yamamoto, Leo Yamamoto, Robert Toshio Yamamoto, Soby Masao Yamamoto, Tom Yamamoto, Yoshiharu Yamamura, Taro Yamane, Tonney T. Yamani, Jim Yamano, Masaharu Yamaoka, Henry Yano, Farrow T. Yano, Hideo Yano, Ted Yashiro, Kunio Yashiro, Yoneo Yasuda, Heizi Yasuda, Shigeru E. Yasuda, Yuzo Yasunaga, George Yasuoka, Tom T. Yokobe, Bill Yokogawa, Nobuyuki Yokogawa, Tadashi Yokota, Paul H. Yonemura, Hitoshi Moe Yonemura, Minoru Yonemura, Noriyuki Yoshida, Harry Yoshida, Sinchi Yoshida, Stanley A. Yoshihara, Taro Yoshikai, Henry Michio Yoshikai, Tom Yoshikawa, Ben T. Yoshimura, Michio Yoshinaga, George Yoshinaga, Suyeki Kay Yoshioka, Masato Yoshioka, Michio Yoshiyama, Henry Yoshiyama, Henry Yoshiyama, Masatoshi Yuki, Hiroshi Yumibe, Toshio Zaima, Paul Koike, Xenzo
Nishihara, Taichi Uba, Hideo (?)wagaki, Kenneth Oya, Jun John Kumagai, Gene Mano, Tony Kyuma Maoyta, Yuji Okamoto, Toshikazu Sato, Mitsuo Rocky Tojo, James
Erected by Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.
Location. 44° 40.222′ N, 108° 56.971′ W. Marker is in Ralston, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is at the intersection of Road 19 and Lane 15, on the left when traveling west on Road 19. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1474 Road 19, Ralston WY 82440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daniel K. Inouye (a few steps from this marker); Norman Y. Mineta (a few steps from this marker); Heart Mountain World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Heart Mountain Relocation Center Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Heart Mountain, Wyoming - Fall 1943 (a few steps from this marker); Barracks Living Area: (a few steps from this marker); Relocation Center Support Facilities (a few steps from this marker); Heart Mountain High School: (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ralston.
More about this marker. Heart Mountain Relocation Camp is located off of the Powell Highway (U.S. Highway 14A) about 6 miles south of Ralston. This marker is located in Heart Mountain Relocation Center Memorial Park.
Regarding Heart Mountain Relocation Center Honor Roll and Flag Pole. I wanted to say something particularly poignant about the Honor Roll because one of the names on it, Frank Sato, was my scoutmaster. As a young teenager growing up in the late 50s I didn't know about the Japanese American interment. Frank never mentioned it nor his service in the 442nd "Go For Broke" Regiment, but then again our parents never talked about their service either. That is just the way it was. Only years later did I find out from someone who thought as much of Frank as I did.
I learned a great deal from Frank, in the best possible way, by his example.
Additional keywords. Japanese American Interment
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 314 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week February 19, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.