Ben Ohama oral history interview, part 1 of 4, July 22, 2006

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Ohama discusses his grandfather's life in Japan and his immigration to the United States; as well as his childhood relationship with his grandfather and his grandfather's personality. He then talks about his father including his personality and character traits; his role on a Japanese American [LA Nippons] baseball team; religion; and values he learned from his father. He also talks about his relationship with his mother; his siblings; and growing up in California and moving as a child due to his father's employment in truck farming. Next, Ohama provides some memories from living in Arroyo Grande such as going to school and recreational activities; and also discusses moving to Sanger and his experiences there working on a farm, and attending school. Lastly, Ohama talks about languages spoken at home; childhood religion; provides some thoughts regarding being American and loyalty; and discusses some more experiences from when he was living in Sanger such as his neighbors, classmates, and playing sports.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:56:51

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0692_01_Ohama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/692-Ohama-Ben-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Dec 10

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Ohama, Ben: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ben Ohama oral history interview, part 1 of 4, July 22, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049747.