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Ide, Grant Takao

Biography:


Grant Takao Ide was born on August 23, 1922, in El Monte, California. He was the oldest of three children born to his parents, Toyokichi and Sugi. His father entered the United States at the Mexico border in 1907. Toyokichi Ide died in 1938. Before the war, Ide attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and assisted his family at their farm stand. The four surviving Ide family members entered Pomona Assembly Center on May 15, 1942. They arrived at Heart Mountain on August 28, 1942. They lived in apartment 17-12-D. Ide was granted leave clearance to interview for farm jobs in Nevada, Utah, and Montana while incarcerated at Heart Mountain. He answered No on Question 27 and Yes on Question 28 on the 1943 loyalty questionnaire. On April 7, 1944, he was arrested for failing to appear for his pre-induction physical. Ide was tried and convicted in the trial of 63 draft resisters in June 1944 and sentenced to three years in the federal prison at McNeil Island, Washington, for violating the Selective Service Act. After being released on parole, he returned to the Los Angeles area. Ide was pardoned on December 24, 1947, by President Harry Truman. On November 7, 1948, he married Emiko Nishimura. Grant Takao Ide died on November 10, 1993.

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