Ragnar Henning Peterson oral history interview, part 2 of 3, July 25, 2006

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Description

Peterson discusses his experiences training new recruits and as a heavy weapons platoon leader; and describes the duties of H Company as well as the structure of the United States Army. He then talks about his participation in maneuvers; discusses his experiences in Hattiesburg while at Camp Shelby; and talks about traveling overseas. Next, Peterson discusses Japanese American incarceration camps; talks about Nisei Army volunteers; and discusses the relationship as well as the differences between mainland and Hawaiian soldiers. Peterson then talks about landing in Oran, Africa; discusses his combat experiences in Italy; discusses combat on a tactical vs. strategic level; and talks about his experiences during the Rome-Arno Campaign. Lastly, Peterson discusses the rescue of the Lost Battalion; and the Champagne Campaign.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:56:51

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0698_02_Peterson

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/698-Peterson-Ragnar-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 May 20

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Peterson, Ragnar Henning: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ragnar Henning Peterson oral history interview, part 2 of 3, July 25, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049944.