Hiromi Suehiro oral history interview, part 2 of 5, June 9, 1999

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Description

Suehiro continues talking about his experiences during the attacks on Pearl Harbor and afterwards, including facing discrimination and seeing the Varsity Victory Volunteers at the University of Hawaii. Hearing about the 100th/442nd forming, Suehiro decided that he too, would volunteer for the Army and would get inducted and shipped off without even having the chance to tell his family. He would be shipped first to San Francisco, and then take a train down to Mississippi, where they would experience more discrimination. He also discusses his father being taken in by the FBI after Pearl Harbor as we was active in the community and had a good education. Next, he talks about his basic training and how he would write to his family throughout his time there.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:59

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0066_02_Suehiro

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/066-Suehiro-Hiromi-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Jan 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

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 2 of 5, June 9, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050288.