Arthur "Art" Iwasaki oral history interview, part 2 of 5, February 13, 1999

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Description

Iwasaki discusses his injury and hospitalization after he was hit with shrapnel; talks about witnessing soldiers killed in action; describes tree bursts; and talks about his assignments as a radio operator and patrolman. He then talks about his experiences during the Champagne Campaign, corresponding with his family while overseas, and discusses his family's experiences in the United States while he was in Europe. Iwasaki also talks about what happened to his family's farm after forced removal, discusses his experiences during the Gothic Line campaign, and talks about a deadly incident where the command post he was part of was hit with a shell. Next, Iwasaki provides some thoughts regarding his military service; discusses his whereabouts during the end of the war; and talks about getting discharged and returning to Oregon. Lastly, Iwasaki talks about meeting his wife; discusses his wife's incarceration at Tule Lake, Jerome, and Heart Mountain; and discusses some post-war experiences including his job in farming and attending community college.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:39

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0044_02_Iwasaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/044-Iwasaki-Art-2.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 2 of 5, February 13, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 28, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050045.