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Harnsberger, in an effort to keep his POW alive, brought him back to 5th Marine Division headquarters and convinced the colonel that he had a highly valuable prisoner with him. Eventually, he added, "the Japanese code-POW and I became friends." Mr. The family suggests donations to Tam House, Ross Valley Ecumenical Housing Association, 34 Tamalpais Ave., San Anselmo CA 94960. Harnsberger joined up with front line companies in the 5th Marine Division, showing Marines a sample Japanese code and telling them, "If you guys find any weird stuff that looks like this sample, please get it to me." "But even with their help," he wrote in his diary, "I never found any Japanese code materials! No code messages, no codebooks, no code machines." One morning, after he had spent a month at this fruitless effort, Mr. Harnsberger was told to check the prisoner in at battalion headquarters. Harnsberger took over the care and feeding of the young man, enlisting him, one day, to help Mr. forces would "repatriate you to your homeland in Japan as soon as this war is over," Mr. Harnsberger asked him, "what did you do in the Japanese army," the man said, "I ran the code room of the Japanese Army headquarters on Iwo Jima." From then on, because no one else appeared willing to be responsible, Mr. " When the nine soldiers eventually emerged, "the U. The Navy flew the POW to Hawaii for interrogation and Mr.
in physical chemistry from UC Berkeley, taught for a few years in Pennsylvania, then returned to California and joined Chevron Research in Richmond, where he stayed for 31 years, retiring in 1983. Sunday's service will be held at noon at the First Presbyterian Church, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo.
He is survived by his companion, Patricia Greenough of Fairfax; a brother, Jim, of Kilmarnock, Va.; a sister, Agnes Rogers of Denton, Texas; four sons, Steve of San Anselmo, Doug of Richmond, Va., Ric of Salt Lake City and Tom of Los Angeles; and 11 grandchildren.