Quote1 I'm from Fresno, Ace. Quote2
-- Jim Morita src

Jim Morita was a Japanese-American soldier who was born and raised in Fresno, California. He was a soldier in the U.S. Army and a member of a unit that was captured by Hydra and placed in a cell with other allied prisoners.

When Captain America single handedly infiltrated the facility, he freed Jim along with the other prisoners. Dum-Dum Dugan was at first worried about releasing him, but he glibly remarked he was from Fresno! They wreaked havoc on Hydra and the base by controlling a Hydra tank together, before returning to a U.S. military installation immediately thereafter.

Jim Morita (Earth-199999) from Captain America The First Avenger 0001

Shortly after their break-out, Jim and his comrades were invited to join an elite unit known as the Howling Commandos and led by Captain America himself. Jim accepted, despite the perspective of coming back to the front line immediately after barely escaping with his life. Along with the other Commandos, Jim took part in every assault against Hydra, until Captain America was lost to the ice on board the Valkyrie. [1]

In the final days of the war, Morita was part of a team led by Peggy Carter that captured Hydra's last known remaining outpost in Austria.[2]

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. later created an exhibit which featured Captain America with the Howling Commandos.[3]

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