Really? When is this going
January of 2017 I ran across an American
Battle Monuments Commission Facebook Post. It
shows Helen Patton the granddaughter of General
George Patton at the Luxembourg American Cemetery
with a Robert Nobuo Izumi laying a
wreath at General Patton's Gravesite.
I found that interesting because something didn't
seem right about the ABMC narrative that went along
with the picture.
I did some quick research
and posted to the ABMC website and sent a request to
the ABMC as well, as I wanting to know who had written
this fantasy story.
Wilson Shatzer responded to
that and said yes there was an error and it that they
would correct it. End of story at the time
except I just found out that the ABMC didn't change
it after all. Go figure the ABMC lies once
Well, yesterday December 19, 2018 I saw Nobuo R. Izumi on a Facebook Post. He has been feted for years in
Belgium for the annual Battle of the Bulge
Remembrances and they were unveiling a waxed figure
I then did some basic research 23 months after
the original ABMC error and spent about 30 minutes
and discovered the following about Nobuo R.
He was drafted and came into the Army August 3,
1944. Nobuo R. Izumi then spent the next
17 weeks in Basic Training at Camp Blanding,
Florida. He then went to Fort Benning, Georgia
and spent 4 weeks and became a Paratrooper.
If we do the math that means Nobuo R. Izumi
was in training in the USA for 21 weeks (not
counting furlough) which means the training ended in
February of 1945. So unless there was time
travel back then that means he wasn't at Bastogne
where he is celebrated every year.
Nobuo (Bob) R. Izumi left the States April 5,
1945. The only issue at the moment, was he
at Bastogne in December of 1944? The answer is no.
What concerns me more is that people take the
word of someone when all they had to do is to take a
few days to verify their story. That Patton's
granddaughter and the ABMC let the wreath ceremony
happen is shocking on the part of the ABMC. Of
ABMC has a habit of creating fantasy out of whole
How is it that the museum in the Bulge didn't
know that Nobuo R. Izumi wasn't even in the
European Theater during the Bulge?
Today while reading Facebook posts about Nobuo (Bob)
R. Izumi I saw that he had the comments section
turned off where I couldn't' comment.
I noticed in a lot of the pictures from last
night and today that someone named Stacey Hayashi
was with Izumi. I went to her page figuring I
could reach out to her to let her know that Nobuo (Bob)
R. Izumi wasn't in the Bulge. I then see
that my ability to comment is turned off for her
Remember the 75th Anniversary is coming up and
you know people don't want to do the basic work to
verify a veteran, especially for Normandy. This is an insult to the men
who fought, were wounded or killed in the Bulge when
other men were back in
Florida in Basic Training still.
If anyone thinks that this isn't Nobuo (Bob) R.
Izumi please look at
the interment records and the
WWII Service Compensation the Front Side and the
Back Side of the
Service Compensation tells the story. If
you look at the interment records it shows that
Nobuo Robert Izumi left the Camp and went to Iowa.
This connects to the 1949 Iowa WWII Service
Compensation which shows very clearly where and when
Nobuo (Bob) R. Izumi was during the Bulge.
*(Nobuo Robert Izumi
tends to switch his first
names around with Robert/Bob with Nobuo as his
middle name at times just to let people know.)
Brian N. Siddall
December 20, 2018