Giro Saisho oral history interview, part 1 of 2, August 19, 2006

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Description

Saisho begins the interview speaking about his family background and how his father came over to the United States to attend school, and found his mother while working on a farm. He would grow up in various places in California until the attacks on Pearl Harbor occurred. Within his family, there were mixed feelings about the attacks and his mother didn't believe they would be taken into camps. However, with Executive Order 9066, they were moved to Merced Assembly Center and then Granada (Amache) Concentration Camp in Colorado. As his sister was able to get a job permit outside of the camps, Saisho was able to attend high school at Englewood High School and go to Colorado State University for a year before joining the Army. As the end of the war commenced, he would end up being assigned to Fort Snelling in Minnesota to begin his Japanese language training for the Military Intelligence Service (MIS).

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:52:20

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0702_01_Saisho

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/702-Saisho-Giro-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Oct 31

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Saisho, Giro: narrator, Iketani, Todd: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Giro Saisho oral history interview, part 1 of 2, August 19, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049989.