Ben Ohama oral history interview, part 2 of 4, July 22, 2006

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Description

Ohama talks about playing sports; and discusses his high school social life, hobbies, food, and socioeconomic status. He then talks about his relationship with his mother; high school graduation; and religion including discussing how Christianity helped him. Next, Ohama talks about his post high school life including his plans to buy a grape farm with his family, and his employment on the farm. Ohama also talks about his knowledge of pre-war tensions between the United States and Japan; the attack on Pearl Harbor; the story of "Banzai Hill" in France; his brother's military service and death; and his brother's Purple Heart. Lastly, Ohama discusses the forced removal of Japanese Americans, and Executive Order 9066.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:54:33

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0692_02_Ohama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/692-Ohama-Ben-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Dec 10

Location of Birth

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 2 of 4, July 22, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 17, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049748.