Nash Tahara oral history interview, part 3 of 6, February 29, 2004

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Description

Tahara discusses his time at Camp Shelby in Mississippi, training with other Nisei soldiers, including some Nisei officers that had come from Fort Benning. After this, he discusses the American concentration camps and how the Hawaiian soldiers felt sympathy for the mainland soldiers, seeing what they were going through. During his basic training, he would be trained in light machine guns, becoming a squad leader. After this, he talks about traveling with his furloughs to Chicago and New York, and taking leave to visit Hattiesburg, where segregation was in full effect. He would then be shipped overseas and land in Naples, Italy where he would join the 100th Infantry Battalion with company B. He talks about the cold weather that he experienced and the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:05

Language

Identifier

2004OH0409_03_Tahara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/409-Tahara-Nash-3.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 3 of 6, February 29, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050139.