Wallace Kagawa oral history interview, part 1 of 5, June 9, 1999

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Dublin Core

Description

Kagawa talks about growing up in Japan until he was nine; his father's employment; and his childhood in Hawaii including discussing recreational activities and attending Japanese language school. He then talks about attending high school and his involvement in clubs and ROTC; discusses religion; provides some thoughts about being Japanese American; and discusses his whereabouts during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Next, Kagawa talks about attending college, getting drafted, and his experience getting transferred to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team from the Air Force. Lastly, Kagawa talks about his thoughts regarding incarceration camps, war, and Pearl Harbor; discusses his post-college plans and employment; talks about basic training; and discusses his experiences with prejudice.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:27:33

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0063_01_Kagawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/063-Kagawa-Wallace-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Jul 31

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kagawa, Wallace: narrator, Furuya, Kenny: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Wallace Kagawa oral history interview, part 1 of 5, June 9, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed February 7, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050251.