Nash Tahara oral history interview, part 1 of 6, February 29, 2004

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Description

Tahara begins the interview talking about the origin of his name and the background of his parents. His father would come to Hawaii and begin a general store, his mother was born in Hawaii and would help out at the store, while all of his brothers would end up being involved in the military at one point in their lives. Next, he talks about what it was like to grow up in Hawaii, practicing kendo and being part of a community that was mostly Japanese. He talks about his whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor and hearing about it on the radio. As he was working at Sears-Roebuck at the time, he and a friend decided to volunteer for the Army, even though his father had been incarcerated and sent to Sand Island.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:29:10

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Identifier

2004OH0409_01_Tahara

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/409-Tahara-Nash-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Mar 05

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Tahara, Nash: narrator, Kunitomi, Darrell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Nash Tahara oral history interview, part 1 of 6, February 29, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050137.