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

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Description

Peterson discusses his experiences during the Champagne Campaign; talks about the reputation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Infantry Division; and discusses returning to the United States because of his parents' car accident. He then talks about becoming an officer in infantry school; getting married; discusses his children; and talks returning to Germany post-war for a constabulary assignment. Next, Peterson discusses joining the National Guard; talks about the benefits of a military career; and discusses his post-military employment. Peterson then shows and describes children books regarding Japanese Americans; talks about the good luck charm he carried while overseas; and provides a message to future generations regarding Japanese American incarceration. Lastly, during closing remarks the interviewer discusses medals awarded to Peterson including a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Silver Star.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:32:18

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0698_03_Peterson

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/698-Peterson-Ragnar-3.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 3 of 3, July 25, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049945.