Ben Ohama oral history interview, part 3 of 4, July 22, 2006

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Ohama defines "evacuation" and discusses his thoughts and feelings regarding forced removal. He then describes barbed wire; talks about leaving his belongings behind; discusses the reasons why his family sold their farm; and talks about traveling to Poston Concentration Camp and the living conditions there. Ohama then continues to talk about his experiences at Poston including his grandfather's death, food, farms, entertainment, guard towers, and his jobs. Next, Ohama talks about getting drafted, discusses how he learned about his brother's death, talks about advice he received from his father after induction, and discusses basic training. Lastly, Ohama talks about the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), his nickname, training at Fort Blanding, and his experiences getting sent to Fort Snelling for the Military Intelligence Service.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:56:31

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0692_03_Ohama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/692-Ohama-Ben-3.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 3 of 4, July 22, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049749.