The badge, home movie, and driver’s license belonged to Norio Mitsuoka (1917–2010). Mr. Mitsuoka was incarcerated in Minidoka (Hunt) for the duration of the war. Within the camps, there were many different jobs that Japanese Americans could do, ranging from cooking in the mess halls to serving as firefighters. Mr. Mitsuoka served as the chief of the Fire Department.
Japanese American National Museum, Gift of Norio Mitsuoka (91.4.1)