|Roy is from Los Angeles, was a graduate of middle
school in Japan and volunteered to serve in the Military Intelligence Service Language
School (MISLS), from one of the West Coast Internment Centers. Roy was awarded the
Legion of Merit for his actions in the battle of Nhpum Ga. The Marauder 2nd Battalion
was trapped at Nhpum Ga (Maggot Hill), every night Roy would crawl out close to the
Japanese lines and listen to them talk and secured information. One night he returned
with information that the Japanese were going to attempt to cut off a part of the perimeter.
After helping set up an ambush Roy waited with the rest of the Marauders for the attack
to start. When the attack came the Marauders sprang the trap mowing down the first wave
of attackers, when the second wave stalled in confusion Roy stood up and yelled for them
to attack attack, causing the second wave to meet the same fate as the first. After the
Marauders Roy served in China at the Sino Translation and Interrogation Center (SINTIC).
After the war Roy worked for Headquaters, China Command and performed undercover
missions for the general headquarters of the Allied forces in Japan. On July 19,1993
Roy Matsumoto was inducted into the U.S. Rangers Hall Of Fame. In 1997 Roy was also was
inducted into the Military Intelligence Corp Hall of Fame.|