Frank Mizufuka oral history interview, part 4 of 8, July 20, 2003

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Description

Frank Mizufuka describes his visit to the Amache concentration camp, where he visited his girlfriend at the time. He also visited his family at the Rohwer Relocation Center, and describes the living conditions there. He talks about Yuri Kochiyama, who was a well-known civil rights activist. She was very popular among the GIs because she hosted dances for them whenever they came to visit the concentration camps. While at basic training in Arkansas, Frank participated in wrestling tournaments, and even tried out for the Olympic team. Hearing the news about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the condition they were in overseas, he signed up to be in the replacement units. He was shipped out from Fort Meade, and he describes the journey aboard convoy ships to Naples, Italy.

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video/m4v

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00:28:59

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2003OH0364_04_Mizufuka

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Yes

Citation

Mizufuka, Frank: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Frank Mizufuka oral history interview, part 4 of 8, July 20, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049512.