Masayoshi Tsuida
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Masayoshi 'Mas' Tsuida
October 21, 1919 - January 31, 2021
San Diego
Masayoshi 'Mas' Tsuida, 100/442 RCT veteran of World War II, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2021, at the age of 101 at his home in San Diego.Mas served in the U.S. Army with distinction while his wife and family were incarcerated at Poston, AZ. A veteran of the all-Japanese American infantry, 100th/442nd RCT, Company C, Mas received numerous military honors including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. In 2011, the 100/442 RCT veterans received the Congressional Gold Medal. In 2014, Mas and other WWII veterans were presented with France's Legion of Honor medal. Life-long resident of San Diego, CA, Mas attended San Diego High School. After the war he became a navigator and skipper in San Diego's commercial fishing industry. After retirement, his favorite pastimes included reading Western novels and watching sports on TV. He was a huge Chargers and Padres fan, but, he was most happy when he won jackpots at local casinos!Mas is survived by his wife Grace Kaminaka Tsuida, son Glenn Tsuida, daughter-in-law Carolyn Tsuida, son-in-law Arnie Moorin, four grandchildren: Angela Tsuida, Lisa (Billy) Womack, Kacie Tsuida, Kalena Tsuida and three great-grandchildren: Carina, Dominic and Jaxson Womack. Mas was predeceased by his son Mark and daughter Nadine Moorin.Although Mas lived with wartime shrapnel in his leg, he had a positive attitude and exuded warmth and caring his entire life. He is greatly missed!

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Mar. 14, 2021.
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