Grandfather picked up by US Army

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My grandfather was not picked up by [the FBI]. It was the US Army. The FBI had done the round up of most of the others right after the Pearl Harbor, but the US Army came to get him in February of ’42. He was taken out of the house, taken to the Immigration Naturalization Department, and then transported to Sand Island, which at that time was an island. He was there for several weeks, nobody knew what was going on. My grandmother had no idea what was going to happen to him.

Date: April 25, 2018
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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