A Nisei Garden of Memories in SeaTac, and a Soldier's Blood Spilled in WWII


“Go for Broke!” a painting in the collection of the Army Center of Military History, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., depicts the all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team assaulting German siege forces in the rescue of “The Lost Battalion,” Oct. 27-30, 1944. U.S. Army Photo. (U.S. Army Photo.)
Toll Seike, the middle brother in the Seike family, died in 1944 fighting in France. (Hal Seike)
This is the Seike home built in 1929 on the 13-acre Seike property that was bought and leveled by the Port of Seattle to make way for the airport’s third runway. (Hal Seike)
The Des Moines Way Nursery, which closed in 2002. (Hal Seike)
Shinichi Seike, father of Toll Seike, is seen at his son’s memorial service on Sept. 25, 1948, at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Seattle. (Wing Luke Museum)
Even though Hal Seike, 90, of SeaTac and the rest of his family were sent to internment camps during WWII, Hal and his two brothers, Ben and Toll, served in the military and were all veterans. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)


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