Lawson Sakai oral history interview, part 5 of 9, August 30, 2003

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Description

Sakai discusses the relationship between Mainland and Hawaiian soldiers; talks about the Hawaiian soldiers who visited incarceration camps in Arkansas; and describes the term, "katonk". Teruya then discusses a song sang by Hawaiian soldiers; talks about the differences between Mainland and Hawaiian soldiers; discusses basic training at Camp Shelby; and talks about traveling overseas and his first impressions after landing. Next, Sakai talks about his experiences during basic training; describes how mortars work; talks about the living conditions at Camp Shelby; and discusses traveling overseas and landing in Naples. Lastly, Sakai discusses his first combat experiences; and both Teruya and Sakai discuss their encounters with Caucasian soldiers.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:30:41

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2003OH0374_05_Sakai

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/374-Sakai-Lawson-5.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Oct 27

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Citation

Sakai, Lawson: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Lawson Sakai oral history interview, part 5 of 9, August 30, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049783.