Arthur "Art" Iwasaki oral history interview, part 1 of 5, February 13, 1999

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Description

Iwasaki talks about his siblings, parents, growing up on a farm in Oregon, school, and playing sports. He then talks about his childhood experience with discrimination, getting drafted, his brother's military service, basic training at Fort McClellan, and getting inducted at Fort Thomas in Kentucky. Next, Iwasaki discusses his 4C "enemy alien" classification, his duties at Fort Thomas, and his family's experiences being sent to [Portland] temporary detention facility, and then to Idaho. Lastly, Iwasaki talks about joining the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as a replacement, his first combat experiences, his duties in communications in I Company, his experiences during the liberation of Bruyeres, and his experiences during the rescue of the Lost Battalion.


Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:34

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0044_01_Iwasaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/044-Iwasaki-Art-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Oct 27

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Iwasaki, Arthur: narrator, Fukumoto, Lynn: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Arthur "Art" Iwasaki oral history interview, part 1 of 5, February 13, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050044.