This is getting
tiresome and insulting to all of the men who
were killed and wounded in Bastogne.
Izumiís family walked around town in
Bastogne December of 2019 with a hand
ďdocumentĒ from 2007 saying that it proved
he was there. Izumi wasn't there.
The problem is
that ďdocumentĒ from 2007 have been
discredited by Tim Moore himself who
wrote the ďdocumentĒ. More Army documents
have arrived from the St. Louis including
his Service Record.
These records are untouched by the fire.
One of the key documents (front and back) is
Izumi signed on March 24, 1945 at Ft.
Benning, Georgia and witnessed and signed
by 1st Lt Mary J. Niles (WAC). Itís hard to
have been in two places at once (Bastogne
and Ft. Benning).
All of the records
presented are from Izumiís Service Record
and his 201 files, not from the 53-55 as the
family stated. The March 24, 1945 record is
part of his 201 files. The 53-55
information is taken from the
Service Records and his Soldierís
Qualification Card. The Service Records are
the Bible in a way along with the Morning
Reports. Everything else flows from those
two sources including the
Soldierís Qualification Card and
53-55 Discharge document.
The documentation in
the Service Record and Soldierís
Qualification Card were done the day they
are put into the Service Records. If there
is a change it will be noted that there was
a change. Izumiís whole time in the Army is
there in his Service Record and his
Soldierís Qualification Card.
Qualification Card was created the first day
in active duty. In a way itís an early
version of the 53-55 document. It was a
crib sheet of his Service Record. The 53-55
comes from the Service Record as mentioned
You will also see a
report from Izumi Air Force records as
well. The 1963 record says that Izumi came
overseas in WWII in December of 1944. That
is not true as he was just starting
Parachute Jump School December 18, 1944 and
graduated January 19, 1945.
on Air Force AF Form 7 saying that
he was in Europe in December 1944 is a no-no.
This type of an offence on
an official Air Force document falls under
Article 107 for making false official
The U.S. Supreme Court has
upheld the Defense Department's authority to
prosecute retired service members for crimes
they commit, even after retirement.
On the Army side
was wearing a Combat Infantry Badge in a photo taken August of
1945. This is what happens
in the Army if you are wearing unauthorized
awards and decoration. It gets
worse on this form AF Form 7.
Izumi also listed that he was entitled to
wear the following two decorations; The
French and Belgian Fourrageres. Izumi
is not entitled to wear either
one of the French and Belgian Fourrageres.
On the back side of Air Force
Form AF Form 7 the family says look he was
in the Bastogne because of what is written
on the front.
That is just a listing of the last two
(on page 2, bottom right) out of four
for the campaigns in Northern Europe. Do you
know what's not listed The
Ardennes-Alsace - 16 December 1944 - 25
January 1945 Campaign. If you were in
Bastogne you got credit for that Campaign.
When Izumi asked for
his records to be changed by the Army
Review Board Agency (ARBA) it
seems he has committed a crime by lying to
the Army Review Board Agency (ARBA).
Both the United States Air Force Inspector
General and the Army Inspector General
should be looking into his false records.
Izumi relative said
they canít figure out why his records show
he went overseas 5 April 1945. The reason
it says that? Itís because thatís when he
went overseas. The family canít wrap their
head around that fact as they say over and
over "but Izumi has told us for years he was
in Bastogne". Figure it out people.
Brian N. Siddall
March 1, 2020