Paul Yamashita oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 26, 2003

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Description

Yamashita talks more about his war experiences, including going through France, taking heavy casualties and complete darkness in the Vosges Mountains. There, he would see the power of the German snipers and the courage of the non-commissioned officers. Next, he talks about the wound he got while in combat near Bruyeres and would be hospitalized for over a month before rejoining his company at the French Riviera. After this, he talks about the bond of people that have gone into combat together and how his childhood helped him prepare for the Army. He also speaks about the courage that he had and how it became second-nature to have to shoot at enemies.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:27;54

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Identifier

2003OH0381_04_Yamashita

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/381-Yamashita-Paul-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Dec 09

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Yamashita, Paul: narrator, Takeshita, Pat: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Paul Yamashita oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 26, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049859.