HEROES: The Honorable Roll

His home town is ashamed of Frank T. Hachiya, but his country honors him. His was one of the 16 names which the Hood River (Ore.) American Legion Post struck from the county memorial roll because they were Japanese. Last week Private Hachiya's name was on another roll.

Twenty-five-year-old Hachiya, who had fought at Kwajalein and Eniwetok, finally landed on Leyte with the 7th Division. On Dec. 30, when a man was needed to cross a valley under fire and scout Japanese positions, Hachiya volunteered. He had worked out ahead of his protecting patrol, when he suddenly staggered with a...

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