This is Alan Kubota
introducing his father, Sadaichi Kubota, who was a
Japanese American Nisei
Soldier that fought in the World
War II, with
Regimental Combat Team.
Sadaichi came to Enchanted Lake Elementary School
to talk to our AGT Class about the 422 RCT and the
Alan Kubota is in the Sons
archives. He is on the board of directors.
This is Sadaichi
Kubota leading our class in the song called
"Sweetly Sings the Donkey." He learned this song at
Camp Honoka'ia in Hilo, Hawaii. This camp is to
teach the Boy Scouts that live on the Big Island,
to take care of themselves in the wild. It also
teaches them how to shoot BB guns, how to start a
fire with nothing but sticks and how to help
Everybody joined in
and enjoyed singing.
This is Mr. Kubota
talking to our class about his war memories. His
favorite memory was a little French boy that gave
him an egg. One day, as he was getting his food for
dinner, he saw a little French boy that was
standing with an empty bucket and thought the boy
was waiting for someone. After finishing his dinner
he saw the boy still standing there, and Mr. Kubota
went back into the food line and got another plate.
He then went and emptied the food into the bucket
and the boy said thank you. The following evening,
Mr. Kubota again saw the little boy standing with
the bucket and he the same thing occurred as the
day before, except this time the boy told him to
come with him to his house and have dinner. Mr.
Kubota accepted the invitation and he went to the
Mr. Kubota saw the
little boy's family sitting at the dinner table
with a cooked chicken in the middle. Mr. Kubota sat
down and took a plate. The boy's father took the
biggest piece of chicken and gave it to Mr. Kubota.
When dinner was finished Mr. Kubota thanked the
family for dinner that night and the family told
Mr. Kubota that the dinner was a thank you to him
for giving the boy food for dinner the evening the
evening before. Mr. Kubota then left and went back
to camp. The following day Mr. Kubota left to go
back and fight.
As he was leaving,
the little boy came running to him and handed him a
cooked egg and said for you and gave him a hug. The
same day when Mr. Kubota was fighting, a bullet
came right to the top of his head, but luckily it
just skimmed the top of his head only knocking him
unconscious. When Mr. Kubota woke up a few minutes
later he found a puddle of blood wear his head had
been. Today, Mr. Kubota feels that because of the
egg given to him it served as a good luck charm
from the family.