Robert Yano oral history interview, part 5 of 6, March 6, 2004

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Description

Yano continues to talk about his basic training at Camp Shelby, seeing some friction between the Hawaiian and mainland soldiers. He also talks about seeing one soldier die during basic training in an accident. Joining E Company, he would be shipped overseas on a liberty ship and landing in Marseille, France. His first combat would be in Bruyeres, where he would see a good friend shot and killed and another friend wounded with shrapnel. He talks about his browning automatic rifle and the excellence of the medics in his unit. After this, he talks about his friendship with Dan Inouye who was part of his platoon and would later end up receiving the Medal of Honor and becoming a senator. During his time in Europe, he would also get a chance to travel, visiting Switzerland and randomly seeing one of his childhood neighbors that ended up with the 34th Division that the 100th Infantry was attached to.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:45

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0415_05_Yano

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/415-Yano-Robert-5.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Feb 04

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Yano, Robert: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Robert Yano oral history interview, part 5 of 6, March 6, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050183.