Tsuneo Takemoto oral history interview, part 1 of 6, November 30, 1998

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Description

In this segment, Takemoto describes his family background and life prior to the onset of the Second World War. His parents were Niseis who did not have a strong connection to Japan. While working for the Hilo Electric Light Company, Takemoto voluntarily enlisted for the Army without consulting with his parents leading to a short-lived feud. He played baseball in his school-aged years, but claims that he was disallowed to play with other Japanese American soldiers in the Army because he was not from Honolulu.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:29:44

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Identifier

1998OH0033_01_Takemoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/033-Takemoto-Tsuneo-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Jun 26

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Takemoto, Tsuneo: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Tsuneo Takemoto oral history interview, part 1 of 6, November 30, 1998,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049956.