Father and Mother

The time for Toshio to also offer his life for His Majesty the Emperor has come.
I offer my sincerest gratitude for your kindness of twenty-eight years, which was deeper than the seas and higher than the mountains.
After I am gone, even if Hideko should not conceive, I ask that you forever keep her by your side and treat her kindly.
Father and Mother, I pray that you everlastingly work in good health.
Long live His Majesty the Emperor!

August 20, 1944

To: Father and Mother

Toshio Mochizuki Mikoto
Warrant Officer, Japanese Army
Killed in Action on July 1, 1945 on Mt. Canguipot in Leyte Island, Philippines
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture