Dan Uchimoto
Dan Uchimoto

UCHIMOTO, DAN, 90, of Richmond, Calif. died peacefully at his home Aug. 23, 2012. Dan was born Oct. 9, 1921, grew up in Suisun Valley, Calif. and attended Armijo High School. Dan and his family were interned at the Gila River, Ariz. relocation camp during the Second World War. He left camp to attend Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Before graduating, he joined the Army and served with the famed 442 Regimental Combat Team, composed of Japanese American soldiers. Dan fought in Europe and received the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Clusters. After the war, Dan graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science from UC Berkeley. Dan was a public health chemist for the state of California for 25 years. Dan is survived by Elsie, his wife of 60 years; his son, William (Marsha); grandchildren, Adam and Audrey; brother, Warren; sister, Amy Naito (Albert); sister, Laura Nakanishi; and 10 nieces and nephews. A memorial service with full military honors was held at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Richmond, Calif. on Aug. 30.

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