Moriso Teraoka
100th Infantry Battalion

Pearl Harbor Career

Moriso Teraoka

Moriso becomes an apprentice machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in January 1946. He becomes a journeyman machinist in March 1950.

Moriso encounters some prejudice and discrimination, but manages to rise in the supervisory ranks becoming the first leadingman of Japanese descent in his shop.

For the last 15 years of his 38 year career, he serves as a Nuclear Ship Superintendent, retiring in 1985.