George Miyashiro oral history interview, part 1 of 5, June 8, 1999

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Miyashiro discusses his childhood including his community and neighborhood; friendships; and how he got his nickname. He then talks about his father's employment as a taxi driver, his mother's death, his siblings, attending Japanese language school, playing sports, and speaking Pidgin at home. Next, Miyashiro talks about his childhood home; the attack on Pearl Harbor and aftermath; volunteering for service; and the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Lastly, Miyashiro provides some thoughts about incarceration camps, and discusses traveling to the mainland for basic training.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:26:37

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0062_01_Miyashiro

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/062-Miyashiro-Oscar-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Sep 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Miyashiro, George: narrator, Sato, Christine: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “George Miyashiro oral history interview, part 1 of 5, June 8, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 16, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050237.