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Kazuo Yamaguchi oral history interview, part 3 of 6, May 4, 2003
Kazuo Yamaguchi describes how his grandfather was taken by the FBI and interned at Ellis Island. The local newspaper soon started to defame his family, but through the support of his friends and local neighborhood, they put a stop to the harassment. Kazuo was drafted into the United States Army -- after being changed from 1A to 4C and back to 1A classification -- and was sent to Camp Blanding for infantry basic training. Because he hated being an infantryman so much, he volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), where he underwent language training at Fort Snelling. During V-E Day, he and his MISLS class were shipped overseas to the Pacific War.
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Yamaguchi, Kazuo: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher , “Kazuo Yamaguchi oral history interview, part 3 of 6, May 4, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 5, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049505.