My Uncle, Ben Kuroki

Kuroki Family Tree

The family tree isn't up to date, but it gives you a map of how I'm related to Ben Kuroki, WWII hero. Ben's name is circled in green, mine in blue.

The best source for getting a birds eye view of Ben's journey in WWII is the book "Boy from Nebraska, the story of Ben Kuroki", by Ralph G. Martin. It's out of print, but you may be able to get it on inter-library loan or find a copy via,, or Barnes and Noble to purchase. I purchased a signed copy online as a family heirloom.

The links below will take you to more information about Ben Kuroki on the internet. If you have a page with information about Ben Kuroki and would like a link to your page, please contact me.

Links to sites with more information on Ben Kuroki

  1. PBS: Conscience and the Constitution: Characters, Ben Kuroki
  2. More on Conscience and the Constitution
  3. Heart Mountain Digital Preservation Photographs -- Second entry mentions Ben Kuroki.
  4. Heart Mountain Relocation Camp Internee memoir
  5. Most Honorable Son - The Film -- Ben Kuroki's Amazing War Story
  6. MIS and the Nisei Soldiers of the Pacific Theater
  7. Nebraskans in World War II
  8. Famous Nebraskans -- Nebraska Press entry for Ben Kuroki
  9. Honolulu Advertiser Article on 442nd Veterans Club reunion -- Ben Kuroki was a keynote speaker.
  10. AARP Magazine: WWII Memories
  11. James Kanno -- Japanese American Evacuee -- mentions Ben Kuroki on page 12.
  12. Sgt. Ben Kuroki is welcomed into the Veteran of Foreign Wars
  13. Staff Sergeant Ben Kuroki of the United States Army Eighth Air Forces
  14. The operating organization of the 100th/442nd/MIS WWII Memorial Foundation