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Ragnar Henning Peterson oral history interview, part 2 of 3, July 25, 2006
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.
World War II--European Theater--Rome-Arno Campaign (100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team)
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Date of Birth
1920 May 20
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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 March 27, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049944.