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Father as prisoner of war in hospital

Yuri Kochiyama June 16, 2003

My mother made calls to see if she could visit her husband, and then she …


Family's deportation from Peru to U.S. after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Art Shibayama October 26, 2003

Every time a U.S. transport came into the port of Callao, words got around and …


Dealing with racism within army unit in Korea

Roger Shimomura March 18 & 20, 2003

There were remarks said to me, and, being an Asian sent to a place like …


Laid off for being Canadian

Bill Hashizume October 29, 2005

I applied for U.S. government service as a... at army pay. U.S. army pay, which …

Sogi,Francis Y.

Volunteering to serve for the U.S. military in Japan

Francis Y. Sogi May 29, 2006

Well I had good grades and Japanese was easy because that time I could memorize. …

Sogi,Francis Y.

Awareness of concentration camps as a Japanese American

Francis Y. Sogi May 29, 2006

Yes, as I recall they came from the camps. Which ones I wasn’t too aware …

Sogi,Francis Y.

Being stationed in Japan during the American occupation

Francis Y. Sogi May 29, 2006

They (the Japanese) have great respect for us (Japanese Americans) because it was easy for …


Attempts to sign up for military service

Clifford Uyeda July 1-2, 1998

At first I thought, well, I would apply to the navy. But then the navy …

Kim,Young O.

Appearance vs. Combat Effectiveness

Young O. Kim August 28, 1995

In the military there’s a very, very strong belief that if you polish your shoes …

Kim,Young O.

Basic Training

Young O. Kim August 28, 1995

I did extremely well in basic training; I think I was born with the attributes …

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