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Gary Otoshi oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 27, 2005
Otoshi discusses his high school activities such as his involvement in student government, swimming, and yearbook committee. He then talks about volunteering with the United States Engineering Department digging trenches for the defense system, as well as his assignment producing gas masks. Next, Otoshi talks about his participation in ROTC and assignment training 442nd replacement soldiers; his military language assignments in Japan as part of a repatriation program; and discusses the attack on Pearl Harbor. Lastly, Otoshi talks about his experiences at Fort Snelling, and his interrogation assignment in Maizuru, Japan.
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Date of Birth
1924 Sep 06
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Entrance into Service
Otoshi, Gary: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Gary Otoshi oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 27, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed November 28, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050155.