|Akiji was from Colusa, California, and
volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service and the Marauders.
Akiji was one of the most articulate of the volunteers. He regarded
service in the U.S. Army as "a right and duty" and, like the others
in the group, he was determined "to serve our country not just as well
but better than any other American." After the Marauders Akiji was
transferred to China to the Sino Translation and Interrogation Center