Alfred "Nori" Arakaki oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 28, 2003

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Description

Arakaki discusses more about being wounded in action five separate times and refusing the Purple Heart medal. He talks the various situations in which he was wounded and would end up in the hospital all five times. During his last wound, he would be declared unfit for combat and would instead, work a desk job in Marseille. He would write constantly to friends and family, learning of his families whereabouts. He next, talks about his various campaigns and war experiences, seeing dead bodies in the local river and fishing with concussion grenades. He also talks about his meeting his wife and discusses the various officers that he worked with throughout the war.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:30:12

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Identifier

2003OH0390_04_Arakaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/390-Arakaki-Alfred-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Jun 21

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Arakaki, Alfred: narrator et al., “Alfred "Nori" Arakaki oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 28, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049939.