In total, Corporal Fukushima would spend 3 years in active duty service, 4 years and 4 months in reserve duty and 10 years in rear reserve duty. In 1937 Fukushima would be assigned to a Machine Gun unit after coming ashore at an illegible Port (possibly Korea, however the translator couldn't make out the writing). After departing for Port Arthur on November 16, 1937, Corporal Fukushima was diagnosed with Cholera which would ultimately take his life on 11/18/1937. This grouping includes Corporal Fukushima's Imperial Japanese Army identification tag.
A pouch with embroidered dragon design bearing several small amulets, Corporal Fukushima's Army pay book as well as his fathers, from his service in the Meiji period. Also included in the lot is a letter from Fukushima's father, mentioning a story his son had told him about charging an enemy position and seeing the enemy flee before him. The letter is heavily stained as is one of two comfort bags, which accompanied this grouping.A beautiful identified grouping that came to me directly from Japan. Printed copies of the translations from a respected member of the collecting community, will be included. Please see the last photo for a translation of the letter. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Other Japanese WWII Orig Items". The seller is "beijingbooks" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.