Hideo Morinaka oral history interview, part 1 of 3, September 7, 2006

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Description

Hideo Morinaka begins the interview speaking of his family background and growing up in Utah. He would enjoy hunting, fishing and playing football while growing up on a 120 acre farm. Throughout his schooling, he would also be responsible for milking the cows on his farm and was often faced with discrimination. Next, while taking a trip to Los Angeles, the attacks on Pearl Harbor occurred and he was forced to stay at a hotel for a month and half until his brothers were able to come and take them back to Utah. Being that they lived in Utah, they were not forced to live in an American concentration camp, but in 1944 was drafted into the Army. Morinaka would head down to Camp Blanding in Florida to begin his basic training before being sent over to Germany for military occupation.

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video/m4v

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00:54:34

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2006OH0706_01_Morinaka

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/706-Morinaka-Hideo-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Jan 07

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War or Conflict

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Yes

Citation

Morinaka, Hideo: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hideo Morinaka oral history interview, part 1 of 3, September 7, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 4, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050162.