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Samuel Harano oral history interview, part 1 of 2, circa April 2005
In this interview, Samuel Harano describes his early childhood in Hawaii and the tragic loss of his mother in a house fire. He recalls being sent to Japan where he spent his school years rebelling against an increasingly militaristic culture. Upon returning to Hawaii as a teenager, he talks about several jobs he held, including his long-time stint as an elevator boy at the Moana Hotel. Harano also remembers the Bombing of Pearl Harbor and volunteering for the army. After his basic training, Harano describes his recruitment to MIS, being hand-picked to serve overseas early, and learning interrogation tactics in India.
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Harano, Samuel: narrator et al., “Samuel Harano oral history interview, part 1 of 2, circa April 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 9, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049671.