Grant Ichikawa, MIS War Hero,
Vienna, VA. Grant Ichikawa, father, patriot, and inspiration to many, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2017. He was 98.
Ichikawa was born in Suisun Valley, California, son of a fruit farmer. He was the first in his family to receive a higher education, graduating from the University of California Berkeley in May 1941. Unable to find a job as an accountant, he decided to farm. When WW II broke out six months later, Ichikawa was forced to abandon his plans, sustaining huge losses to his investment and was among the 110,000 ethnic Japanese gathered up and sent to internment camps across the U.S. He and his family ended up at the Gila River Relocation Center.
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Funeral service will be at 11 am on December 16, 2017, at Money & King Funeral Home, 171 Maple Ave. W, Vienna VA. A celebration lunch will be held afterwards at the Harvest Moon Restaurant, 260 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to JAVA's Scholarship Fund.