Arthur "Art" Iwasaki oral history interview, part 4 of 5, February 13, 1999

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Description

Iwasaki talks about duties in communications such as laying down wires, and being a courier to deliver documents between the company and the battalion. He then talks about the potential dangers of being in communications; discusses his commanding officers and the chain of command; and provides some thoughts regarding being in a segregated unit and witnessing segregation while he was in basic training in the southern part of the United States. Next, Iwasaki talks about Nisei commanding officers vs. caucasian commanding officers; talks about his rank; and discusses getting discharged. Lastly, Iwasaki provides a message to future generations regarding military service; discusses friends who were killed in action; talks about his involvement with the creation of a war memorial in Los Angeles; and talks about the time he experienced discrimination while trying to visit his family during his furlough.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:30:49

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0044_04_Iwasaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/044-Iwasaki-Art-4.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 4 of 5, February 13, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 14, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050047.