Fife pioneer Robert T. Mizukami fought for his country in the U.S. Army after he and his family were placed in internment camps for Japanese Americans.
He came home from World War II with scars on his face from mortar shrapnel and a Purple Heart.
Besides running a wholesale flower growing business in Fife, Mizukami went on to serve on the first Fife City Council. He remained a council member for 30 years, including the final seven years as mayor.
Mizukami died Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma after suffering a heart attack three days earlier. He was …