Veteran Profiles

Ralph Chinaka


Ralph T. Chinaka, a Japanese American from Hawaii, was a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, NISEI. In 1943 to 1945 he was stationed in Italy, France and Germany. His battalion brought rations/water and ammo to the men on the front lines. The 442 was one of the most distinguished and highly decorated Regiment of all times. President Obama presented my Grandfather the Congressional Gold Medal. My Grandfather still resides in Honolulu HI, and I am very proud to call him my Grandfather. GO FOR BROKE!!!

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