Date Original

1981 July 23


This document is a list of Japanese Americans who voluntarily enlisted in the United States military from the Relocation Camp in Rohwer and who died overseas fighting in World War II. This list was taken from the monument built to honor those individuals.

Biographical/Historical Note

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9022, creating the War Relocation Authority (WRA). The WRA selected ten sites in which to imprison more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, over two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Two of these centers were in the Arkansas Delta, one at Rohwer in Desha County, and the other at Jerome in sections of Chicot and Drew counties. Over 16,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in these two centers between October 1942 and November 1945.

Physical Description

Documents, 8" x 10.5"


Memorial rites & ceremonies; World War, 1939-1945--Concentration Camps--United States--Arkansas; Military service; Cemeteries; United States. Army. Infantry Battalion, 100th; United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 442nd; Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.)


McDonald, Erwin L.

Geographical Area

Rohwer, Desha County (Ark.); Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)




MS.000119, Box 1, Folder 165, Item 3

Resource Type



Joseph Boone Hunter collection, MS.000119


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Rohwer Center Memorial: List of service man killed in action, Joseph Boone Hunter collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Additional Content

Hazel Retherford papers, MS.000643; Amon Guy Thompson papers, MG04582-MG04586; Austin Smith papers, 1942-1945, MG04350; Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The Arts of the Japanese in Our War Relocation Camps, MG01299; Community Analysis Reports and Community Analysis Trend Reports of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946, MG03846-MG03847; Japanese Camp papers, MG03848-MG03869



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Rohwer Center Memorial: List of service man killed in action