Hiromi Suehiro oral history interview, part 1 of 5, June 9, 1999

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Description

Hiromi Suehiro begins the interview talking about his family and how they immigrated to Hawaii. His father, coming from Japan, ended up fighting in World War I for the United States, while his mother was born in Hawaii. While growing up, he would take an anti-Japan stance, as a way to make sure his father would not send him there, attending Japanese language school but not taking the exams amongst other things. After high school, he would attend the University of Hawaii while working as a watch maker as well. He talks more about his family and growing up in Hawaii before speaking about where he was during the Pearl Harbor attacks. Living just 10 miles from Pearl Harbor, he would see Japanese planes flying above his home and even seeing debris hitting his neighbors homes.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:26

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0066_01_Suehiro

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/066-Suehiro-Hiromi-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Jan 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Suehiro, Hiromi: narrator, Yahata, Craig: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hiromi Suehiro oral history interview, part 1 of 5, June 9, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050287.