Moriso Teraoka
100th Infantry Battalion

Military Enlistment

Moriso Teraoka

After graduating from high school in 1942, Moriso works for the Hilo Sugar Company in Wainaku.

In 1943, the War Department announces it is forming an all Nisei combat team. Moriso walks to Hilo to volunteer. He is the only one from his camp to enlist.

The Big Island volunteers travel to Honolulu by steamship, where they join the 442nd RCT. A few days later, the 442nd sails to the mainland on board the Lurline for basic training.