Chikara Masuda Biography-6
Chikara WW2 Combat – Europe 1945
Chikara was stationed in Europe from March 19, 1945 to Dec 17, 1945 as a Private 1st Class with the 490th Armored Field Artillery Battalion.
His tours of duty included Austria (Altausse – April / June 1945) and Germany (Lauf, Hasfurt, Alsheim, Veilbronn), June – August 1945.
Chikara was awarded the following medals:
Good Conduct Medal
American Defense Service Medal
European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Chikara returned home from Europe on Dec 19, 1945 and was discharged from the U.S. Army on Jan 20, 1946 at Camp Beale, Calif.