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Masako "Mary" Yamada oral history interview, part 2 of 5, May 3, 2003
Mary Yamada describes how her family's different religious affiliations. She never attended Japanese language school growing up, but she always wanted to learn to speak Japanese. Instead, she learned other languages in school, such as Spanish, Latin, French, German and Russian. She volunteered to become an Army nurse, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but was rejected -- she continuously sent letters requesting for enlistment, until she was finally accepted. She was then sent off to basic training and was assigned to the Halloran General Hospital in Staten Island, and later to Tilton General Hospital.
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Yamada, Masako: narrator, Amano, Iris: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Masako "Mary" Yamada oral history interview, part 2 of 5, May 3, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed November 28, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049429.